This eloquent and informative picture book shows describes some of the ways people are protecting frogs and their habitats. Pointers on how youngsters can help frogs as well as a variety of fascinating facts about the little leapers are included.
Children\'s Literature - Jean Boreen
This colorful picture book is focused, obviously, on frogs and why they are important in our world. After an initial general introduction to the life of frogs, each two page \"set\" focuses on a way in which frogs have been negatively impacted by humans and then introduces a specific type of frog that has been harmed by human carelessness. Chemicals used against insects and to aid growth in certain crops, CFC, harm to the atmosphere, introducing new plants to a natural habitat, and the destruction of wetlands are just a few of the causes that ultimately lead to negative effects for frogs. The sidebars found with each page set are where specific frogs are introduced and where the author explains how they were specifically hurt by fertilizers, for example, and what must be done to rectify the problem. The text is very easy for young riders to read and understand; the sidebar information is better shared by parents or teachers working to help the young readers understand the connections between ecosystem and humankind. This is an effective text to help younger readers begin to understand how every action in nature has both positive and negative effects. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.