Frog or Toad?
By Patricia A. Lynch
Cast: Frogs and Toads
Put together by Sandy/2/OH from internet
Frogs and Toads: A frog and a toad look alike. Sometimes they are the same. Sometimes they are different.
Frogs: Frogs lay their eggs in water. They lay a lot of eggs. The eggs float near the top of the water.
Toads: Toads lay their eggs in water, too. They lay a lot of eggs. But the toad eggs look like long strings.
Frogs: Frog tadpoles hatch from the frog eggs. The tadpoles have tails, but they do not have legs.
Toads: Toad tadpoles hatch from the toad eggs. These tadpoles also have tails and do not have legs.
Frogs: Soon the frog tadpoles have legs. The tadpoles will not have tails any more. These tadpoles will be frogs.
Toads: Soon the toad tadpoles have legs, too. The tadpoles will not have tails any more. But these tadpoles will be toads.
Frogs: The frogs live near water. Frogs need to be near water.
Toads: The toads live on land. They do not need to be near water.
Frogs: Can you tell a frog from a toad? Look at the frog. A frog has smooth, wet skin.
Toads: Look at the toad. A toad has dry skin. There are lots of bumps on its skin.
Frogs: Look at the frog. It can make a sound in its throat. Croak! Croak!
Toads: Look at the toad. It can make a sound in its throat, too. Nee-deep! Nee-deep!
Frogs and Toads: Now you know how frogs and toads are the same. Now you
know how frogs and toads are different.