Spadefoot toads are awesome. They come out from underneath the ground once a year, during a hard rain. They only appear for a short time to lay/fertilize eggs and back underground they go. They have tiny flesh appendages on their feet, that look like small shovels/spades, which helps them burrow into the ground. Check 'em out!
Night of the Spadefoot Toads was honored with the Green Earth Book Award in 2009. I had never heard of this award, but I learned about it at this website: Green Earth Book Awards.
Pretty cool to know there is a book award to recognize environmentally-minded books. This will be a great way to hook the kids!
Do you celebrate the Green Earth Book Awards, nerdy friends? And if not, WE SHOULD!