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Children's LiteratureFrogs are disappearing. Why are the frogs disappearing? First, hydroelectric dams are disrupting the flow of rivers. Then, a fungus called chytrid has been found on nearly a hundred frog species from six continents. Natural disasters such as the Australian bushfires in the summer of 2003 revealed that frogs were carrying a disease which made them unable to spring back from natural disasters to their habitat. All of these contribute to the decline of the frog along with humans who are harming the frog by using frogs for dissection in high school biology classes, pets, and even medicinal uses. This nonfiction text, part of the "Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife" series, will enlighten readers about the connection between a frog's environment and their survival as a species. The book includes beautiful photography, easy to read sections with excellent supporting text from various sources, and a listing of organizations that are protecting the frog. The book is a perfect choice for an eighth or ninth grade science classroom or library. 2004, Firefly Books, Ages 12 to 15.