A Book of Fun for Frog Lovers
Professor Phil Bishop (ED.)
Croak: A Book of Fun for Frog Lovers, by Professor Phil Bishop (ed.) | 9781925820812 | Hardback | 160 pages | 225 x 203mm | RRP US $19.99 | CA $25.99 | 22nd June 2021
Frog lovers will love this book
This review is based on an advance copy of CROAK I received from the publisher. It is the most delightful book I’ve ever seen about frogs. I can’t wait to share it with my granddaughter who has a fascination with these little creatures. But CROAK isn’t a book specifically for children. With the spectacular photography and thought-provoking quotes with each photo, it will delight young and old, or in-between, alike.
The book is hardcover, 160 pages long, with a single photo per page spread, with the quote on one side and frog on the other. It encourages the reader to marvel, think, and rejoice with each turn of the page. Frog lovers of all ages will love it.
Identifying the frogs
CROAK isn’t intended to be a field guide. The photos depict frogs from all over the world, a celebration of frogs of all shapes and sizes, and of all colors. While the images don’t have the name of each frog on the page, in the back of the book there is an index that gives this information for those with more than a glancing interest.
About the author of CROAK: A book of fun for frog lovers
The author, Phil Bishop, unfortunately passed away in early 2021. He was an integral part of the scientific community as the co-Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, and the Chief Scientist of the Amphibian Survival Alliance, and had many other achievements. This book remains a testament to his dedication and love for this ecologically important part of life on this diverse earth.
Many of the photos in the book were taken by the author.
Here are some of the pages in the book so you can see for yourself how beautiful they are:
Where to purchase
- You can get it from Amazon [ad]
- directly from the publisher (Exisle Publishing).
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2 thoughts on “CROAK: A book of fun for frog lovers | Book Review”
I frogs! And we do need them so much. Love this book and your review. Thanks!
Thanks Kim! We have a 5-year old grand-daughter who absolutely adores frogs. I can’t wait to give her this book. She is going to love it. Thanks for dropping by! I hope we get to visit in person again eventually, too.