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Sunday 27 October 2019

Review: Fanatical About Frogs

Frogs are a quintessential aspect of life growing up in Australia. What I did not know, until reading this fascinating book, is that frogs are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica!

Peppered with relevant and intriguing facts, this non-fiction book provides information on some of the thousands of species of frogs. There are pages dedicated to the similarities shared across the various species as well as pages revealing differences, including the variety of colours, calls, idiosyncrasies and dramatic variation in sizes. There is even an awards page, dedicated to frogs with unique qualities, such as the loudest call, most transparent skin and the longest leap.

Printed on matte FSC Certified paper, this book has an organic, natural feel and appearance. Renowned author-illustrator Owen Davey's illustrations convey the colouring and habitats of many frogs, comprised of earthy greens, browns, yellows and reds.

A brief explanation of some mythological tales featuring frogs also reveal the significance of frogs across several cultures. Finally, the book concludes with a succinct but practical discussion of ways we can help to maintain the wonderful diversity of frog species in our world.

Title: Fanatical About Frogs
Author/Illustrator: Owen Davey
Publisher: Flying Eye Books, $27.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781912497058
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Non-fiction