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Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its body length? Or that an ant can lift an object 50 times its own weight? By applying these ratios and proportions to their own bodies, readers will discover what they could do if they had the amazing abilities of animals....

Title : If You Hopped Like A Frog
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ISBN : 9780590098571
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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If You Hopped Like A Frog Reviews

  • Dolly
    2018-10-30 16:26

    This book offers a fascinating look at the wonders of science and the amazing feats of strength, agility, endurance and speed that can be found throughout nature. Even our own ability to grow when we are a fetus is depicted as the marvel it truly is. The narrative is informative, but entertaining and the illustrations are hilarious. I especially appreciated the mathematical explanations at the end of the book that describe how the author came up with the proportional comparison. We've read several books by David M. Schwartz and we love his ability to make mathematical concepts understandable and fun for children. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Madison Ramsey
    2018-10-28 17:07

    This picture book explains some incredible natural occurrences in terms that make sense to a kid. This story explains the size of things we cannot see and the abilities that are hard to fathom. The ending of the book has a scientific explanation of each quality expressed in the book. This story would be a great way to introduce some animals to students. This would be a good introduction into the abilities of animals.

  • Alyssa Ricard
    2018-10-17 20:29

    This book was really neat. Not only does it make silly jokes about being an animal or bug and the things you could do, but at the end it tells why. There's information about each animal. This is a good way to bring on a science lesson.

  • Tessa Duncan
    2018-10-18 14:30

    This is both an informational and fun book to read to your class. Each page is filled with a new fact about animals. Such as if you ate like a shrew, you could eat over 700 hamburgers in one day. Each page leaves the reader questioning more about these animals and their strengths and abilities.

  • Amanda Cresse
    2018-10-15 17:26

    Our math teacher is using this book to teach our high school students proportions. I love the examples Schwartz offers. This is another of his books that makes math fun and visual.

  • Katy
    2018-11-09 16:25

    This is a pretty cool book as it gives some actual scientific insight - and the illustrations are pretty funny for kids too.

  • Kayla
    2018-11-09 22:06

    This would be a cool reading/science lesson to read aloud. It put animals into our perspective and it also gave some facts at the end of the book.

  • Haley Hoenke
    2018-10-25 21:06

    Math, Nature

  • Stephanie Herman
    2018-11-07 14:22

    "If you hopped like a could jump from home plate to first base in one might leap!" -David M. Schwartz If You Hopped Like a Frog is a real treat for students ages 7-10 years old. Schwartz uses a little bit of math and a lot of imagination to encourage his readers to explore different animal species and their unique abilities. By asking you to consider what you could do if you too had the same capabilities, Schwartz prompts you to investigate more about the various animals described in his story.This book is written in a story-like format to keep his readers engaged. The clear visual images Schwartz and Warhola create help the reader relate to and further understand the information presented. In the back of the book, Schwartz provides more details about each comparison he makes. These short, informative paragraphs go more into depth about the math and science behind his story.

  • Charlynn
    2018-10-28 14:30

    Looking for an un-intimidating way to introduce ratios and show that math can be fun? Schwartz' If You Hopped Like a Frog does this as he compares a human's abilities to those of animals. Not only does he present the fantastic yet factual knowledge, but he also provides mathematical explanations to demonstrate how he determined the informational concept book's amazing feats. Schwartz' claims are then emphasized by Warhola's use of diagonal lines; his distorted, abstract shapes; and his use of juxtaposition to show the differences between the realistic, anatomically correct images and the absurd ones calculated by the ratios. Despite this synchronization between text and illustrations, some readers might be disappointed in the occasionally unimaginative, repetitive language used in the book (“if you craned your neck like a crane, p. 15), though Schwartz does recurrently use alliteration to liven up his words (“towering tot, taller than mountain tops, p. 21).

  • Katie Foster
    2018-11-14 19:14

    I like this book, especially to use in science or math. It's full of fun facts that puts in perspective what we, as humans, could do if we had the adaptations that animals have. I'll use one of his many facts as an example. He writes that if we were as strong as ants, we could lift cars. Then at the end of the book, he goes into further detail about each of his facts to prove why they're true. Ants can lift about 50 times their own weight. If you weigh 60 pounds, you could lift a car weighing 3,000 pounds. The book is fun to use in class. Before reading, I've passed out a graphic organizer with many of the fun facts from the book. The students had to place a checkmark next to the statements they thought were true. Then, after I read them the book, they had to reread the statements and put a checkmark next to the ones that were actually true. They got a kick out of the fact that every statement on there was true!

  • Clarissa
    2018-11-02 17:28

    If You Hopped Like A Frog by David M Schwartz is bright imaginative exploration of nature and its wonders. Have you ever marveled at the feats accomplished by animals? Well Schwartz definitely did and he decided to explore what it would be like if he could actually do some of the same things. From frogs to chameleons and even fleas, Schwartz takes the reader on an exploration through nature. All the fun with math and science thrown in! The pictures are beautiful, colorful and draw the reader into the imagination of James Warhola. Schwartz's use of proportions and science may be the basis of the story, but it's Warhola's pictures that bring these wondrous imaginings to life. Fabulous detail will keep the reader searching for something they may have missed the first time around. A great intersection of academia, imagination and illustration.

  • Mike
    2018-10-29 14:34

    Your child is probably always asking what, why, and how. Want to wow your kid with amazing animal facts? David M. Schwartz was just that kind of inquisitive kid - and it turns out that he grew up to be an inquisitive adult and a children's author. In his excellent If You Hopped Like A Frog, hilariously illustrated by Mad Magazine alum (and nephew of Andy Warhol) James Warhola, you will find out just how tiny your brain would be, if it were scaled to the relative size of a brachiosaurus, just how much you could shove in your mouth if you ate like a snake, and just how high you could jump if you had the legs of a flea.This book is sure to fill your child with absurd anecdotes and a healthy sense of wonder at the world. I highly recommend it.This review and more like it available at

  • Jacqui Pollard
    2018-10-28 17:16

    The idea behind this book is relatively simple, but I think it certainly has an impact on its readers. The book begins with a letter from the author, David Schwartz, explaining his desire to answer questions such as, "If I were a frog, how far could I hop?" or "If I were a snake, how much could I eat?" when he was a kid. David explains that there is no limit to what you can figure out, because it's all simply a matter of math. As soon as I read this, the light bulb went off in my head as I imagined incorporating this text into the classroom to enhance teaching math. The book has "If you were..." statements, which forces the reader to become a part of the story. When comparing the reader with the abilities of animals, the reader comes away with a better sense of these animals. Children would love this story especially as they imagine themselves as the animals described.

  • Kirsten Lansberry
    2018-11-02 22:34

    This book like many children's books, attempts to help the reader see the world through the perspective of someone else. But this book does an incredible job! It takes facts about the attributes of actual animals and creates an understandable analogy of how those attributes would change life for the reader. For example, the title says "If you hopped like a frog" and continues on the first page, " could make it from home plate to first base in one giant leap." Now the reader completely understands what it would be like to live as a frog!The best part of the book is the last few pages where the author outlines each example from the book and gives the mathematical reasoning for making such a claim. Older readers will appreciate this information. I did. :)

  • Erica Cowhick
    2018-11-02 16:30

    If You Hopped Like a Frog is a book where children can incorporate math into reading. Once children understand that a frog can jump twenty times its body length, they can figure out how far you can hop if you hopped like a frog. For example, a snake swallows food twice as wide as its head, you can find out what you could eat if you snacked like a snake. This book gives all kinds of examples that deal with how big objects are. 1. Children could make their own idea up. For example, if you scurried like a spider than you could run 300 feet in two seconds. There are endless possibilities for making more comparisons of your own!2. The teacher would give the children the numbers and they would have to figure out the problem.

  • Nicole Fellows
    2018-11-04 21:05

    This is a great book to teach kids about ratios and proportions. It gives interesting facts about what you could do if you had some of the amazing abilities that animals have.I love the illustrations. They are fun and really help to show the kids the comparisons. The book is simple, but very interesting. I also loved that in the back of the book, the author goes through and explains how he figured out each of the facts so you could figure out exactly what you could do with amazing animal abilities. Great book for kids!!

  • Kathryn Hogan
    2018-11-10 22:29

    Cute estimation book. The book is very factual in a unique way. This book is would be great for third graders. The illustrations were amazing. I loved how in the back of the book is shows mathematically how the facts make sense. It is truly an amazing book that uses math facts to determine nw new facts. I love the details. I like how the book had questions that are for the students to do on their own as well. This book is very cool and the facts and the calculations that are added in the back make the book amazing. I think thsi book would be very enticing for students!

  • Jonathan Andrew
    2018-10-31 21:28

    This is such a clever way to learn fun facts about animals!! The author involves the reader in the book because he talks about what the reader could do if they were like a certain animal. So if you could jump like a flea, you could jump all the way to the torch on the Statue of Liberty. It was such a fun way for kids to grasp just how incredible animals are. And it let them visually grasp what kinds of things they could do if they had the same capabilities. It was very fun, and the pictures were hilarious. I loved this one, and think kids would really get a kick out of it!!

  • Nolan Johnson
    2018-11-01 18:31

    A. This book is about a boy who imagines himself doing the actions of many animals. It is very mathematical and it converts animals special attributes to if a human had that specific attribute. For example, a 3-inch frog can hop 60 inches. If you are 41/2 feet tall and you jumped like a frog you would be able to sail from home plate to first base (90 ft.).B. Using math to find out what it would be like to be a certain animal.C. This would be a good book to read when doing a math lesson on converting.

  • Kristin Traina
    2018-11-11 17:32

    This book is so cool. It compares animal skills to humans and what it would be like if we had their talents. It would be a good start to a measurement lesson because you could measure different things that we can do (how far you can hop, how tall you can reach, how long you can do something etc.). I think you could also use this book in science when talking about animal characteristics. Grades: K-5 measurement, 4th- survival variations in animals

  • Krysten
    2018-11-07 15:30

    Summary: This book compares the abilities of amazing animals to what a human could do if they had the same abilities. Chameleons have tongues half their body length, spiders can run 35 times the length of their body in one second, and fleas can jump 70 times its own height.Evaluation: these are really interesting facts that I think kids will think are really fun since they are compared to human abilities. I like the art and the way the facts are presented is kind of funny.

  • Angie
    2018-10-28 14:17

    Before reading this book, I didn’t know that frogs could jump 20 times it’s body length, that ants lift 50 times their own weight and that a spider moved so fast in comparison to their length. This was an eye-opening book and would be one I would recommend for this children who like to learn about facts. I really liked the informational blubs at the end. There were great questions that I thought about after reading this book.

  • Morgan
    2018-10-27 21:15

    I think that this is a great book for children ranging from preschool to 5th grade. It is a very interesting book with a lot of fun facts, it also encourages students to use their imagination which I really like. There is a section at the very end of the book that allowed students to do the math to figure out how high they could hop if they could hop like a frog or how much food they could eat if they ate like a shrew. I think this is a really fun, great book for children.

  • Ashlyn Barker
    2018-10-20 18:23

    I really enjoyed this book and think it would be great for any elementary grade. For younger elementary grades I would just use at as a read aloud. For older grades I would tie in the math behind it using the end notes in the back - great example of incorporating science, math, and literature into one lesson!

  • Thomas
    2018-11-01 18:12

    *** from Dad ***A cute story we actually got out for little bro, but it had some good math (frogs can jump 20 times body length, ants can lift 50 times own body weight, etc.).My favorite was if you grew as much in your first 9 months as you did in utero, you'd weigh 26 billion pounds and be a mile-and-a-half tall.

  • Kiana Sims
    2018-10-24 20:21

    This book is great for using in language arts, math, or science. You could talk about anything from animals to math to suffixes with this book. I used it in my second grade classs and let the children make a class book. They really liked it and I would use it again because it has lots of interesting facts about animals that kids just love.

  • Asheley Frazier
    2018-11-12 21:34

    This book Is about the different abilities that animals have and what amazing things that they can do with those abilities. This book measures the distances or weight of different activities that's animals can do. This book would be awesome for a lesson on measurement and comparison of numbers. Students could measure the things they could If they had the animals abilities

  • Zilha B.
    2018-10-19 16:13

    This is a fun story about what animals can do. Their abilities, compared to those of humans, are quite interesting. This book can be used to teach students about measurement, as well as comparison. This book can allow students to begin measuring, and use those measurements and compare them to those of others. This book can also create many word problems for students to solve.

  • Katie Williams
    2018-10-18 20:20

    A funny book to teach kids about different animals and insects and they extraordinary things that they can do. It couples science with math, talking about how high a flea can jump. A cute book for students to engage with their environment and observe animals around their community. A science report can be assigned where kids go out and observe different animals and their behaviors.