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Acknowledgements

Although the idea for this book was mine, the work involved was done by others who should be recognized and thanked:

First, Jeff Bonner, Director of the St. Louis Zoo, amphibian champion and Year of the Frog leader was the inspiration for this idea. Our Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon archives were searched for frog content by Seth Brogan. Our talented Ripley’s cartoonist John Graziano created more than 50 new cartoons found in this book. The project was shepherded and managed by Ripley’s VP of Communications, Tim O’Brien. He also conducted the original research and wrote all the new frog facts in the book which were then verified for scientific accuracy by several amphibian experts including Ryan Richards, Intern, Association of Zoos and Aquariums; Shelly Grow, Conservation Biologist, Association of Zoos and Aquariums; Joseph Mendelson III, Ph.D., Curator of Herpetology, Zoo Atlanta and Kevin Zippel, Amphibian ARK. Lastly, Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment Inc., provided the approval and the funding. Thanks to all for a job well done!

Joseph M. Choromanski
Vice President, Husbandry
Ripley Aquariums / Ripley Entertainment Inc.
May 2008