In Frilled Friend, a frilled lizard thinks he is just ordinary and brown there is nothing special about him. Even the spinifex hopping-mice ignore him as they gather their food. All that is about to change, as one day a huge monitor threatens all the mice and the ordinary brown lizard finally gets the chance to show them his true colours.
The frilled lizard is one of the world's most spectacular dragons. When threatened, it opens its mouth wide displaying a bright yellow interior, and hisses loudly. Looking fierce, it also opens an impressive neck frill.
About the Author: Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning primary school science teacher and has written more than 60 books for children.
Photos by Steve Parish
Virtues: acceptance, courage, helpfulness
Category: Educational: English language & literacy
Publisher: Pascal Press
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm