What’s it about?
The beautiful waterfall frogs of Cascade Creek have suddenly disappeared and Ruthie’s parents have been asked to help solve the mystery. So now it’s all aboard the big green bus, pet wombat and all, for a wildlife adventure in the rain-forests of northern Australia.
Join ten-year-old Ruthie as she and her wildlife science parents, Tom and Kate, track down why the frogs have vanished from their home. Together with Ruthie’s younger brother Liam and sister Bel, and with a little help from the mischievous wombat, Womble, they are soon discovering clues to the puzzle.
What did we think of it?
This book was recommended to us after I’d talked on twitter about Miss L loving Nim’s Island, and wondering if there were any books like that. So, we decided to give it a try, and while it doesn’t quite have the adventurous spirit and tension that Nim’s Island had to it, The Vanishing Frogs of Cascade Creek was still a wonderful read.
Miss L loved the red-headed Ruthie (red hair like me!), and the fact that Ruthie liked frogs (Just like me too!). So, needless to say, she was quite behind this whole “figure out why the frogs are dying” thing. (They gotta save them, mum!) She was also quite determined to read this on her own, and with the help of Kindle’s dictionary, she was able to.
So, it definitely wins points for being able to be read fairly easily by a (albeit advanced reading) six year old. Miss L understood what was going on, she was able to converse with me on some of the topics (When animals go extinct, that means there’s no more of them ever anywhere!) and she absolutely loved Womble the Wombat.
The plot was simple, the story straightforward. There was good information stated about saving animals, how vital research is, and that everyone can do their part. There was a bit of tension, a bit of laughter, and a lot of relief when they figured out how to make some of the frogs better. All in all, great book. Can’t say anything bad about it!
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Title: The Vanishing Frogs of Cascade Creek | Series: Ruthie’s Wildlife #1 | Author: Emma J Homes (site) | Publisher: Spark Street Communications Pty ltd | Pub. Date: 2014-6-25 | Pages: 44 | ASIN: B00LANF0MY | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-11 | Source: Kindle Unlimited