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After migrating each year, hundreds and hundreds of salamanders gather in vernal pools to perform their ancient salamander dance. Sensitive, scientific, and richly illustrated, this nonfiction narratives chronicles the annual life cycle of amphibians and the ecology of temporary wetlands called vernal pools. Learn about salamander migration, egg-laying, larval development, vernal pool drying, and hibernation through the delightful descriptions of award-winning author David FitzSimmons and the beautiful artwork of naturalist and painter Michael DiGiorgio. Back matter includes the natural history of salamanders, the ecology of vernal pools, and a glossary.
David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His Curious Critters children's picture books have won numerous national book awards and have sold over 100,000 copies. A Sigma Pro photographer, David presents seminars and workshops across North America to a wide variety of audiences. He lives in Bellville, OH.
Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized nature artist, whose painting and drawings have appeared in a variety of journals and field guides, such as Birds of Brazil and Field Guide to Night Singing Insects, and on numerous covers of Bird Watcher's Digest. He lives in Madison, WI.