by Steven Otfinoski

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
After a brief introduction of the reptiles in the crocodilian family, Steven Otfinoski presents information about the American alligator. Readers will learn where it is found and its average lifespan. The book's five chapters cover diet and digestion, mating, a description of the eggs, the rate of survival of hatchlings, predators, and threats to survival. The color photos are true attention-grabbers, showing close-ups of alligator skin and teeth, a baby in the process of hatching, and alligators in their natural habitats. The definitions of words in italics can be found in the book's glossary. Readers can look to the six books listed in the bibliography for further information, or they can access one or more of the four websites listed. The index includes photos as well as text references. Scattered throughout the book are sidebars that begin with "Did you know�" that present fascinating facts that will "hook" the reader. Just one quibble in an otherwise straightforward and fine presentation: the last page appears to have a typo. The text states, "for more than 200 hundred million years." I believe it should state, "for more than 200 million years." Each book in the "Animals Animals" series was read in its manuscript format by an expert on the topic. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Animals Animals Series
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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