Other titles include Smart Dad (Omnibus Books), Fancy Pants (author Kelly Hibbert, Little Big Book Club), Picasso the green tree frog (illustrated John Siow, Era Publications) and Bushranger Bill (written by Megan de Kantzow, Omnibus Books).
It's not easy being a green Pacific tree frog, especially when you consider that they come in a variety of colors like tan, brown, black or red-toned and go by at least two names. These diminutive 2-inch amphibians seen in many Sonoma County parks are also called Pacific chorus frogs. Whatever you choose to name them, these mostly nocturnal creatures are out and about now, calling from their various habitats for a mate in early winter to springtime, when the female will lay her eggs in still water.
Pacific chorus frogs thrive in many habitats, from riparian habitat and woodlands to chaparral and even backyard potted plants and ponds. As you can imagine, Pacific chorus frogs are masters of camouflage since their bumpy skin has the ability to alter its coloring seasonally. Frogs sport long legs and circular, sticky toe pads that help them climb away from predators like snakes and newts. Pacific tree frogs thrive all along the Northern California Pacific coast, up to British Columbia. 2b1af7f3a8