Can You Tell a Gecko from a Salamander?

Can You Tell a Gecko from a Salamander?

by Buffy Silverman
     
 

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A small animal with a long body and short legs crawls along the ground. Suddenly, a hungry snake attacks. The animal runs away. But it leaves its tail behind!

Did you just see a salamander? Or was it a gecko? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

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Overview

A small animal with a long body and short legs crawls along the ground. Suddenly, a hungry snake attacks. The animal runs away. But it leaves its tail behind!

Did you just see a salamander? Or was it a gecko? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The "Animal Look-Alikes," series, spotlights animals with similar appearance and explains how to tell them apart. Cheetahs and leopards, dolphins and porpoises, and frogs and toads are among the duos featured in the series. Geckos and salamanders look a lot alike. They have long tails and walk with four short legs. Geckos are reptiles and have dry skin and scales. Salamanders are amphibians and have moist skin and no scales. Geckos' scales keep moisture inside their bodies so they can even live in deserts. Salamanders stay in damp environments and swim in streams. Salamanders breathe through their skin while geckos breathe air through their noses. The salamander's preference for water carries through to laying eggs. The babies resemble tadpoles more than the parents when they first hatch. Geckos lay their eggs on land and their babes resemble adults when they hatch. A survival technique both share is the ability to lose a tail and grow another one. For both the gecko and the salamander the tails grow back in a few weeks. Large color-coded text and photographs make the information in this volume accessible to early readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761367376
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Animal Look-Alikes Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman is the author of many books about nature and science for children. She also enjoys writing poetry for children. Buffy is lucky to live in a rural area of Michigan where inspiration is just outside the window. The sun shimmers on Stony Lake. A great blue heron flies low over the swamp. Black squirrels scamper across oak branches, stuffing leaves in their mouths and bringing them to a hollow. The animals that share her yard inspire stories and poems. With every book and article she writes, she learns more about the world.

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