Alligators and Crocodiles

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The world of alligators and crocodiles is a world of fierce hunters. These large reptiles quietly cruise warm waterways searching for prey. With a sudden snap of their powerful jaws, they snatch their meals from the water or nearby shoreline.

Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of members of the crocodilian family.

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Overview

The world of alligators and crocodiles is a world of fierce hunters. These large reptiles quietly cruise warm waterways searching for prey. With a sudden snap of their powerful jaws, they snatch their meals from the water or nearby shoreline.

Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of members of the crocodilian family.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book from the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series explores the world of alligators and crocodiles. Chapter one, "World of Difference," explains the difference between alligators and crocodiles, as well as basic physical descriptions. Chapter two, "Where in the World," describes the climates that the reptiles inhabit. Chapter three, "World in Motion," explains how the animals move in water and on land. Chapter four, "World Full of Food," describes how alligators and crocodiles hunt, kill, and eat their food. Chapter five, "World of Words," explores the different ways that these animals communicate, both with sounds and body language. Chapter six, "New World," explains the birth process of the animals. Chapter seven, "Small World," describes the life of alligator and crocodile hatchlings. Numerous photographs, a glossary, and various facts sprinkled throughout the book make this a lively and entertaining way for children to learn about alligators and crocodiles. 2004, Gareth Stevens, Ages 7 to 10.
—Amie Rose Rotruck
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-The basic facts about these animals are here, such as what they look like, what they eat, where they live, and how they raise their young. Facts that don't fit neatly into context appear in blue-shaded sidebars (e.g., "The jaws of an American alligator are strong enough to crunch an aluminum canoe"). The information is general, without much detail about differences among the species. For example, Frogs and Toads mainly looks at North American varieties and gives little attention to those found elsewhere. Clear, full-color photos, some full page, provide an attractive accompaniment to the texts. These serviceable overviews might be useful for brief reports, but they don't cover any new ground.-Arwen Marshall, Minneapolis Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552853559
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Welcome to the World of Series, #24
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

World of Difference 5
Where in the World 9
World in Motion 13
World Full of Food 17
World of Words 21
New World 25
Small World 29
Glossary and Index 32
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