Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fun: Frog Fiesta

Since yesterday was the publication date of my new book, A Place for Frogs, I’ve decided to extend the celebration with two fun-filled froggie activities.

Did you know that a frog’s tongue is about one-third the length of its body. If your tongue was that long, you could use it to clean out your belly button!

Using the sizes listed below, calculate the length of each frog’s tongue.

Pine barrens tree frog: 1 inch

Wood frog: 2 inches

Green frog: 3 inches

Northern leopard frog: 4 inches

Western toad: 5 inches

Bullfrog: 7 inches

Most frogs can jump about twenty times their body length. Using the sizes listed above, calculate how far each species can jump. I think you’ll be surprised by how far some of these frogs can leap in a single bound.

Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Belly button tongues! Wow!
    Great fact to catch a reader's attention.
    Good luck on this new publication!