A Frog's Eye View

What is it like where you live? Do you live in a city? Do you live in the country? Are there lots of trees? Do you have thousands of creepy, crawly bugs? What is special about where you live?

Oops! I forgot to tell you who I am. My name is Rod, and I am a rocket frog. I live in a rain forest in Australia. My body is shaped liked a rocket. I can jump like a rocket, too.

Speaking of rain forests, do you know what a rain forest is? It should not be hard for you to guess. A rain forest is a forest that gets a lot of rain. I am not kidding. Rain forests get an average of one hundred inches of rain each year!

Rain forests are called "jewels of the earth." Because there is so much rain, there are many different kinds of trees and plants in rain forests. Scientists believe that more than one-half of all the kinds of plants and animals on earth live in rain forests! There are more than 2,500 different kinds of vines in rain forests.

More important to me are the insects. Well, I have to eat, you know! I call them bugs. There are butterflies, mosquitoes, and huge ant colonies. Rain forests are great places for frogs to live.

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