For each of the 180 species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, range and habitat, behaviour and call. The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia – from Striped Burrowing Frog and Short-footed Frog to Green Tree Frog and Common Eastern Froglet – along with some of the more unusual and scarce species to look out for – such as Southern Corroboree Frog, Green and Golden Bell Frog and Southern Gastric Brooding Frog.
The easy-to-use layouts and small size make it ideal for taking on days out or walks in the bush. It is ideal for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on frogs.
Marion Anstis has a lifelong interest in tadpoles and frogs. She is a Research Associate in Herpetology at the Australian Museum and has published dozens of papers on the subject. Her books include the highly acclaimed Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia – a comprehensive 832-page guide on the subject, which was published by Reed New Holland in 2013.