Click Here To Purchase Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog

Author: Elizabeth W. Davidson
Publisher: Michael Hagelberg
ISBN: 978-1-58985-025-5

More and more we are hearing about animals who are faced with the threat of extinction. Cheery the frog is no different. Children can follow along with Cheery from the beginning of his life to adulthood and the problems he faces in his pond. Cheery is short for Chiricahua (Cheer-a-cow-ah), is actually a Leopard Frog.

Cheery becomes aware of his surroundings during his pollywog stage. He eats algae and swims around learning about his world from the Wise Old Frog. He warns Cheery and the other pollywogs to stay away from the crayfish that will eat him and the big bullfrog that will eat him and potentially give him and the others a disease. Soon Cheery has legs and can hop on land. He likes to eat crickets, spiders and dragonflies. As the seasons change he becomes sleepy and must go into hibernation under a cozy old log with lots of leaves to protect him from the winter. When he awakens all of the other frogs are gone except the Wise Old Frog. With the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cheery is saved and protected as well as many others like him.

Parents, teachers and homeschoolers will love this book for kids. Children will learn about the Leopard Frog and how it is being protected. Children will also learn how they can help. The back of the book has fun froggy facts and a Curriculum Guide for more interaction.

Click Here To Purchase Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog