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Frogs for the armchair traveler

12 Jun

In my teens, I spent a year in Denmark. In my 20’s, I lived in South America for 3 years. Now, as I end my 40’s, I like to stay home. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in far off places. And that’s the beauty of reading. I can “visit” other places, but still curl up at night, pinned between two basset hounds. As you can see, they don’t leave much room for me.

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So when I discovered Frog Song, written by Brenda Z. Guiberson and illustrated by Gennady Spirin, I was rather excited.

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Each two page spread celebrates a frog from a different place: Costa Rica, Oklahoma, Ecuador, Australia, Spain,Chile, Ethiopia,Borneo, New Zealand and Canada. My favorite species’ name  is the Scarlet-sided pobblebonk from Australia. The book is a good intro to frog species. The illustrations are huge and magnificent, adding to the young reader’s knowledge.

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More details about each species are given at the back, as are details about threats to frogs, a bibliography and links to online resources.

Another great book for budding herpetologists.

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