Frogs Are Green, Inc is proud to announce…
A Frogs Are Green Coloring Book
Designed, edited and compiled by Susan Newman
101 students from the Wallace Elementary School in Hoboken, New Jersey created black and white drawings depicting frogs in their natural habitats and other fantastic imaginary places. Frogs Are Green curated the drawings for this coloring book.
Pub Date: May 2017.
Available Now! $9.95, Free shipping in the USA if direct from us.
Haiku by Caley Vickerman
Illustrated by Mark Lerer
Foreword by Franco Andreone
Designed and Edited by Susan Newman
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$11.95 | 52 pages softcover | Full color
Rainforest Frogs profiles ten exotic and endangered amphibian species.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Franco Andreone
Blue Poison Dart frog
Amazon Milk frog
Yellow-Banded Poison Dart frog
Northern Glass frog
Tiger’s Tree frog
Red-Eyed Tree frog
Flat-Head Bromeliad Tree frog
Tiger-Leg Monkey Tree frog
Rabbs Fringe-Limbed Tree frog (Toughie)
“Rainforest Frogs is a delightful book with a serious message. Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates which results in irreversible consequences to the earth’s ecosystems. This book brings to light a variety of frogs with wonderful illustrations by Mark Lerer. The Haiku poetry by Caley Vickerman is a creative introduction to each frog that is then followed with a more detailed, but brief paragraph of frog facts. Combining art and poetry is an effective and interesting way to educate. This imaginative book is appropriate for both children and adults and anyone who is interested in spreading the word about the importance of frogs.”
– Lee Muslin
“This book is enchanting! A fabulous read for the young and young-at-heart, it’s sure to become a favorite on your bookshelf. A toddler can enjoy it simply as a picture book while an adolescent, teen, or adult read aloud. Delightfully illustrated and with wonderful poetry, you’re sure to read again and again about the important role played in our world by these amazing creatures.”
– Bethe A. Schwartz
About Caley Vickerman, The Haiku Mistress:
Actor and Educator, Caley Vickerman, discovered haiku in 6th grade and (despite a brief obsession with magnetic poetry in high school) they remain to this day a favorite method of expression; simple, precise and immeasurably powerful.
It became her fervent wish to create events that celebrated haiku (and humanity). Thus the Guerilla Haiku Movement was born! And the Haiku Mistress gratefully continues to celebrate!
About Mark Lerer, Illustrator and Cartoonist:
Mark Lerer is an illustrator who has studied at the New York Academy of Art and whose cartoons have appeared in the New York Post and on Facebook. His drawings have been exhibited at Nexus Gallery and New Century Artists. He lives in New York City and Jersey City.
About Franco Andreone, herpetologist, Scientific Advisor at SAVE THE FROGS!, President at Franco Andreone Foundation – FAF and Member at I.F.R.O.G.S.
Past: Purple Elephant Editing & Writing and Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
“In the last 24 years I’ve spent much of my time in studying the astonishing frogs of Madagascar, a country that is extraordinarily rich in amphibian species (more than 290 currently known, and many other candidate species), but that is also also dramatically fragile and delicate. In all these years I visited many of the country rainforests, savannahs and deserts, searching for herps and for documenting their status. Strangely (surprisingly!!) enough, we did not detect (yet?) any extinct Malagasy frog, although this perception may be misleading: the high number of species still to be described clearly advocates for the former existence (and probable extinction) of unknown species.”
About Susan Newman, branding and book designer, founder of Frogs Are Green Inc. and Susan Newman Design Inc.
Through Frogs Are Green Inc, a NJ nonprofit organization, Susan Newman shows how she feels about the Earth and is helping to spread the message that we need to save frogs, amphibians and other wildlife.
In 2015, Susan published her first book “Frogs, Amphibians and Their Threatened Environment, Discovery and Expression through Art” Children in K-3 are introduced to frogs, amphibians and the world that surrounds them. (See more about amphibian education.)
In her early career, Susan worked as an art director and graphic designer for various book publishing companies in New York City including Penguin and Macmillan. She has designed 100s of book covers in most genres. Her book design work has won many awards and is represented in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
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Firenze University Press Book Review: Frogs, Amphibians and Their Threatened Environment – Discovery and Expression Through Art – K-3
…In such a sense the book “built” (not only and not simply written) by Susan Newman is for me a real jewel. In many ways. This book is mainly destined to educators and provides a true roadmap to teach young readers and explorers the love for amphibians. Susan has coped her strong passion for frogs (she is the founder and the promoter of “Frogs Are Green”, a non profit organization created in 2009 to bring awareness to what’s happening on our planet, especially to the fact that frogs everywhere are disappearing: http://frogsaregreen.org/) with art. In such a way the aim of the organisation is to give kids the opportunity to learn about the environment, frogs and other amphibians, and to express themselves through art. In this way Susan’s love for science has been put together with the great and somehow innate interest that children (in this case up to the 3rd grade) have for frogs and drawings…
– Franco Andreone, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Via G. Giolitti, 36, I-10123 Torino, Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frogs Are Green is excited to share our first volume is on Amazon of our new coloring books, (4 more on the way soon) “FROG ART” and “RAINFOREST ART” are being published by My Fat Fox in the UK.