Alligators: Floating Logs of the Swamp

Alligators: Floating Logs of the Swamp

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by Caitlind Alexander
     
 

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An alligator is an animal that looks a lot like a huge lizard.
Alligators have thick, hard skin across the entire top of their body. This skin is greenish brown in color. It is covered with bony plates called scutes. These scutes help protect the alligator just like a turtle's shell protects the turtle.
The skin on an alligator's belly is much softer and

Overview

An alligator is an animal that looks a lot like a huge lizard.
Alligators have thick, hard skin across the entire top of their body. This skin is greenish brown in color. It is covered with bony plates called scutes. These scutes help protect the alligator just like a turtle's shell protects the turtle.
The skin on an alligator's belly is much softer and thinner. It is also much lighter in color. It is a yellowish white color.
Find out more about this amazing animal and learn the answers to these questions:
How long can an alligator hold its breath?
How do you tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?
If an alligator is frozen in the ice, can it live?
How many teeth will an alligator have in its lifetime?
How do alligators help keep other animals in their area alive?

Learn what an alligator looks like, where they live, what they eat, who are their enemies, how babies are born, and other fun facts.

Ages 7 to 10
All measurements in American and metric.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016188133
Publisher:
LearningIsland.com
Publication date:
03/22/2013
Series:
15-Minute Books , #346
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
570 KB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 100 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the Wonderful World of Animals series, the Miss Jones series, and a number of books in the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series.

Caitlind is also an accomplished speaker. She has given numerous talks to children and school classes. She also gives talks and seminars for writers on topics ranging from creating believable characters to publishing e-books.

She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.

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