From the book:
"It's on our watch that amphibians are checking out. I think we ought to be very concerned about that."
Frogs are found everywhere: from the tropics to north of the Arctic Circle, from the heights of the Himalayan Mountains to the driest deserts. Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica. They live part of their lives in water and part on land.
Frogs absorb moisture and even breathe through their skin. Unfortunately, their skin is also super-absorbent to deadly pollutants and their eggs are thin, jellylike bubbles that absorb waterborne pollutants. Consequently, frogs are first indicators of air, water and land pollutants, acting as a barometer for measuring the health of the environment. As such, they provide a valuable warning about our future if toxic elements continue to be released into the air, soil and water.
Frog Rescue profiles the disappearance and endangerment of frogs around the world. The book also covers a range of innovative programs used around the world to protect this vulnerable species.
Some of the frog species included are:
- Australian frogs that rear their young in their stomachs
- Poison dart frogs
- Costa Rican golden toads.
About the Firefly Animal Rescue series:
The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.
"These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."
- School Library Journal
"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006)
Illustrated fast fact section... stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals inn the field and laboratory working to save these animals... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.-- (05/01/2005)
[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
This beautiful book is another gem from Firefly Books. The photographs on all pages are spectacular with corresponding text appropriately located... This visual treat packed with information will fascinate the youngest readers and stimulate the older students. A must have book.-- (02/01/2005)
Countering this dire state of affairs [frog population decline] is the heartening work being done by a number of scientists around the world, many of whom are featured in this book... Vivid photographs.-- (01/29/2005)
Amazing facts about the dramatic decline of frogs worldwide... Clear, high quality photos add to the interest in this well-designed book... up-to-date information.-- (04/01/2005)