Green Tree Frogs by Sandra Kendell

This delightful and informative tale teaches children about the much-loved Green Tree Frog, common in backyards across Australia, from the perspective of a child in the Top End’s monsoon season. As the rains arrive and thunder cracks, frogs appear from their damp hiding places to stretch their bobbly toes, feast on bugs and find that special froggy-someone using that surprisingly loud call of theirs “brawk, brawk, brawk!”

Green Tree Frogs are a welcome resident of backyards, water pipes and occasionally toilets across Australia. They are one of our largest and most unique frogs – with a water-resistant skin that enables them to live in such a variety of habitats.

Written and illustrated Sandra Kendell, a Darwin-based author and illustrator with a bright, fun style that clearly shows her love of native flora and fauna and ensures stories are engaging and accessible for the youngest of readers.

Printed in Australia, book includes a 28-page story, each page with gorgeous illustrations of the frog life cycle, and a double page spread of interesting Green Tree Frog Facts for little researchers.


About the Artist

Sandra Kendell is a celebrated children’s book author and illustrator, who has published seven picture books for children, three of which have been named 'Notable' by The Children's Book Council of Australia. Sandra works with oils, water-colour and mixed media, blending words and images inspired by her backyard and local environment. Sandra’s work celebrates and encourages an intimate collection with nature and the ecology of your backyard.

Sandra has illustrated stories, colouring-in compendiums, greeting cards, and numerous private and government commissions. She exhibits regularly in Darwin in between camping trips, exploring the Top End with her family.

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    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Adorable children's book

    Beautifully illustrated with a lovely story that includes the frog life-cycle. My grandchildren love it.

    Stylish Australiana

    Thank you for sharing, Lynda. So glad the grandkids are enjoying learning all about green tree frogs!