Tad written and illustrated by Benji Davies
Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings … Meet Tad. She’s the smallest tadpole in a big pond, and lives there with all her tadbrothers and tadsisters. Although something else lives there too … BIG BLUB! And when everyone else starts to disappear, Tad starts to wonder if Big Blub will get her too …
Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein
A growing tadpole loves his frog dad so much he never gives him a moment’s peace.
999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura
999 Tadpoles fit perfectly into a small pond, but when they grow into frogs, it’s a different story.
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud.
Wanda and the Frogs by Barbara Azore
Worried that she’ll be forced to give up her tadpoles once they start turning into frogs, Wanda hides them in her bedroom.
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent
Impressed by the proud caterpillar’s boast that she will turn into a butterfly when she grows up, a polliwog determines to watch the caterpillar very carefully and turn into a butterfly too.
Toads and Frogs by M. J. York
Explores the similarities between toads and frogs, and how to tell them apart. Discover how traits like skin texture, methods of reproduction, and winter survival methods can be used to identify these hopping amphibians. Additional features include a side-by-side comparison of the animals, an activity encouraging readers to demonstrate their knowledge, a phonetic glossary, sources for further reading, an introduction to the author, and an index.
Tadpole to Frog: animals grow up by Shira Evans
Caterpillar to butterfly, tadpole to frog – some creatures take growing up to a whole new level! Learn all about how animals grow and change in this leveled co-reader, perfect for parents and kids to read together
Nebraska Toad and Frog Identification: https://herpneb.unl.edu/frog-and-toad-identification
Lily Pad Hop Activity: https://toddlerapproved.com/2011/05/lily-pad-hop.html
Pond Sensory bin: https://fun-a-day.com/pond-sensory-play-idea-small-world
Frog Life Cycle craft with pompoms: https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/frog-life-cycle-pom-pom-craft-for-nature-studies/