I’ve met lots of amazing scientists through my earlier work with
the CSIRO, Australia’s science organisation. One is Dr Lee Berger. When I met her, Lee was researching frog diseases and trying to work out why frogs were suddenly disappearing from their habitats.
Lee inspired me to write the fictional children's novel, The vanishing frogs of Cascade Creek, and helped me to check that the information about frogs and the threats they face are accurate.
Find out more
To find out more about frogs, try your local library, or check
out the Amphibian Research Centre website:
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The vanishing frogs of Cascade Creek is now available as an ebook on Amazon, priced at US$2.99.
'The vanishing frogs of Cascade Creek' has been shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature 2015!
Josie at 'This kid reviews books' gave 'The vanishing frogs of Cascade Creek' a five bookworm rating, and wrote:
"I liked that this was about saving frogs and it was kind of a mystery. I liked reading about how Ruthie and her family live. They travel around in their bus and go from place to place to help animals (and frogs :) ). Ruthie and her brother and sister even do to school at their bus, not a regular school. I like that the story describes the science lab trailer where her parents do experiments to find out what’s wrong with the frogs. I never heard of a waterfall frog before. It is a real frog. I looked it up and learned more about them. I liked reading the book. I like that Ruthie is my age (ten :) ). The book is a good chapter book and I thought the story was exciting! I would read the other stories in this series.
I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!"
You can read more reviews on my 'reviews and comments' page.
The vanishing frogs of Cascade Creek