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Thursday 13 June 2013

Review: The Little Corroboree Frog

When a boy and his father go fishing in the snowy alpine country of New South Wales, a little corroboree frog called Jet find a clever way to show them how thoughtless people are threatening his home and family.

The Little Corroboree Frog is a timely reminder about the impact we have on the natural habitat of native animals and how a little thoughtfulness can make sure that impact is a positive one.

The Southern Corroboree Frog, a tiny ground-dwelling frog with distinctive black and yellow markings, is a highly endangered Australian species. The Little Corroboree Frog shows young readers how people further endanger the little frog and damage its habitat through the thoughtless dropping of rubbish and by disturbing the nesting areas in ponds where eggs develop into tadpoles and frogs.

The story concludes with a double page of interesting facts about Southern Corroboree Frogs, including the sad statistic that there are less than 100 left in the wild. There is also a list of website links to zoos and conservation groups that are working hard to save the Southern Corroboree Frog through breeding programmes.

The Little Corroboree Frog, written and illustrated by sisters Tracey Holten-Ramirez and Angela Ramirez, is a wonderful story to illustrate the importance of caring for our environment and the negative impact of litter for preschool, kindergarten and infants students.

Title: The Little Corroboree Frog
Author: Tracey Holton-Ramirez
Illustrator: Angela Ramirez
Publisher: Magabala Books, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: December 2012
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781921248818
For ages: 4 - 7
Type: Picture Book