Skitter, skitter, scratch. A scorpion is crawling. Pop, pop, pop. kangaroo rat is hopping. Tsk, tsk, tsk. A rattlesnake is shaking its tail.
But the spadefoot toad is quiet in her underground burrow, listening for one sound in particular... What is that sound? And what will the spadefoot toad do when she hears it?
About the Author
Seeing a frog's face can make April Pulley Sayre's day, so it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The author almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagascar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerous books about science and natural history for children, including Dig, Wait, Listen, illustrated by Barbara Bash, and Stars Beneath Your Bed, illustrated by Ann Jonas. The author travels the world doing research for her books, but she lives in South Bend, Indiana.