The Little Brown Dog and the Little Green Frog was written in 1968 when there was much racial turmoil in our nation. Terry Smith wanted to write a book for children that would be entertaining but also teach them to overcome differences and learn to get along. The book comes with a CD of the song featured in the book's text inside the back cover. The Little Brown Dog and the Little Green Frog is written by Terry Smith and illustrated by LaVonia Corbin McQuitty. It is a full-color 16-page hardcover book with lessons for children that are still relevant today.