Friday, April 29, 2011

29th April Ron Roy (1940) Save the Frogs Day

Frog lovers and environmentalists are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Save The Frogs Day. The annual celebration of amphibians is expected to be the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet’s history. The goal is to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide.

To highlight this important day in the library, collect together posters, toys and books that will make children think about frogs and how they can make sure they remain part of their environment. Non fiction titles will probably work best, but I don't need much of an excuse to get out some anthropomorphised frogs as well such as Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series, Max Velthuijs' Frog series and Mercer Mayer's A Boy, a Dog and a Frog series. Some good expository texts for my age group are:

Little Green Frogs by Frances Barry

Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Kids)

Red Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley and Nick Bishop

Growing Frogs by Vivian french and Alison Bartlett

Tadpoles and Frogs by Anna Milbourne (Usborne Beginners)

Face to face With Frogs by Mark W. Moffett (National Geographic)

Australian Frogs, Amazing Amphibians by Jill Morris and Lynne Tracey

Amazing Frogs by Steve Parish

It is also American author Wallace Ronald Roy (known as Ron Roy)'s birthday. He is known in my library for the 26 mystery stories, one for each letter of the alphabet, known as the A to Z Mysteries.

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