All About Lizards

All About Lizards

by Jim Arnosky
     
 

Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Lizards is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of lizards.

In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Arnosky's treasured All About series with all-new paperback covers! In All About Lizards, Arnosky shows how lizards grow and live, answering

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Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Lizards is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of lizards.

In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Arnosky's treasured All About series with all-new paperback covers! In All About Lizards, Arnosky shows how lizards grow and live, answering kids' biggest questions about these animals, such as: Can lizards really change colors? How many kinds of lizards are there? Why do some lizards' tails break off? Packed with intriguing information and brought to life by Arnosky's vibrant watercolors, this book will fascinate young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Chris Newsham
This latest addition to the "All About" series is an introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior and habitats of various types of lizards. The book opens with a series of questions that are answered in prose-like text with each spread addressing a different topic. Arnosky uses his considerable skills as a naturalist and artist to produce the colorful acrylic paintings. Captions indicate which illustrations are life-size, and black silhouettes clarify anatomical features that distinguish different types of lizards. There are explanatory diagrammatic illustrations of the life cycle and diet of lizards. The book is personalized with the author's own observations from the field, such as "it is not easy to find them. I look for small but obvious lumps on top of boulders" and "every lizard I have seen has seen me first." Unfortunately, there is no table of contents, index or glossary, so while it is filled with lots of information, this book does not lend itself to research reports. It will most likely be enjoyed by the elementary student who has a particular interest in lizards but would not be the first choice for a library book on this topic. Reviewer: Chris Newsham

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590481465
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
All About
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile:
IG950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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