Frogs are such amazing animals! There are more kinds of frogs than any other kind of land animal (not counting insects). Some are very colorful while others are camouflaged to look like a leaf. Some are as big as a football, some will fit on your thumbnail.
Lizzy's green tree frog looks like it is going places. This type of frog has bright red eyes, but scientists aren't sure why. The ends of the toes have pads that help it grip smooth tree branches. Lizzy (age 10) says, "I love the rainforest. One day I want to go there someday."
Alex chose to emphasize the colors of rainforest frogs. This one is a tree frog sitting on a branch. It looks like it is hiding behind a leaf. Alex wrote, "The Amazon river must be really big up close."
This drawing of a poison dart frog by Audrey depicts the strawberry poison dart frog. It lives in damp leaf litter on the ground, although a lot of poison dart frog live up in the canopy. These frogs are brightly colored to warn predators that they are very poisonous. Indians use the poison on their blow-gun darts. Audrey thinks "It would be a interesting experience to feel how it is in the rainforest with all the life around you and to hear the sounds of the rainforest." (See photos of poison frogs.)