Alligators & Crocodiles

Alligators & Crocodiles

by Erik Stoops, Debbie Stone
     
 

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"The pages are studded with full-color photographs...."--SLJ. "Gr. 4-7. The most familiar members of the crocodilian family, but...also...information about caimans and gharials....The chapters consist of question-and-answer sequences and are illustrated with clear, full-color photographs. The authors attend to both animal behavior and anatomy, and there's some

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"The pages are studded with full-color photographs...."--SLJ. "Gr. 4-7. The most familiar members of the crocodilian family, but...also...information about caimans and gharials....The chapters consist of question-and-answer sequences and are illustrated with clear, full-color photographs. The authors attend to both animal behavior and anatomy, and there's some discussion of conservation issues as well as an assortment of interesting tidbits."--Booklist. 80 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A compendium of trivia on crocodilians of all sorts, this book is organized into broad subject areas and presents information in a brief question-and-answer format. The basic physical facts are here and the pages are studded with full-color photographs, but the pictures do not always correspond to their captions, which make up a large portion of the text. The many photos begin to seem repetitive, while some interesting behaviors mentioned (mothers helping babies out of eggs, tail-walking, etc.) are not illustrated. Also, there's a preponderance of head shots, but not enough full-body shots to offer a true sense of scale. Reference is made to conservation organizations, but no names are included. And in Florida, crocodile farms are not places where animals are protected, but where they are bred for meat and skins. Even though it's for a younger audience, Jim Arnosky's All About Alligators (Scholastic, 1994) offers top gator coverage.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Mary Harris Veeder
The title mentions the most familiar members of the crocodilian family, but this book also includes information about caimans and gharials. Straight off, the authors tackle the familiar confusion between alligators and crocodiles, a sign they are attentive to reader interests. The chapters consist of question-and-answer sequences and are illustrated with clear, full-color photographs. The authors describe both animal behavior and anatomy, and there's some discussion of conservation issues as well as an assortment of interesting tidbits--among them, a description of what a croc does directly before biting you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806904221
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1994
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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