Written by Gina Stefanini
Illustrated by Darcy Schwartz
Tadpoles start out in little eggs.
Tadpoles grow and grow in the eggs.
Tadpoles move in the egg.
Then, tadpoles hatch.
Tadpoles have a tail and mouth.
They also have gills to help them
breathe under water.
Tadpoles swim, eat, and sleep.
Tadpoles’ gills soon disappear.
Then, tadpoles' legs begin to grow.
The back legs are bigger than the front legs.
Soon, tadpoles have four legs and a tail.
Next, tadpoles have four legs and no tail.