Fascinating and frisky are two words that could aptly describe the friendly frog. Frogs have long been a subject of folklore and myth. The basic structure of the frog has not changed in over 190 million years. The humble frog is unmistakable in appearance and is a popular theme for collectible frog bookends.
There is an old saying about frogs that helps us to understand how this common amphibian has managed to survive for so long – a frog does not drink up the pond he lives in. Frogs have been thought of as symbols of good fortune in Japan, while other cultures often associated frogs with incarnations of demons. Contrary to common belief, frogs and toads will not give you warts. In a fascinating adaptation, frogs actually breathe through their skin.
Whether thought of as harbingers of doom or one of nature’s weather predictors, frogs have become almost ubiquitous in our lives. The subject of cartoon and puppet characters like the famous Kermit, frogs enjoy a special place in modern culture. Frog bookends can be amusing and artistic representations of these adaptable little creatures.