Iguanas

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Iguanas use their tails, claws, and spines to scare away enemies. Learn more about these tree-climbing lizards in Iguanas.

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Overview

Iguanas use their tails, claws, and spines to scare away enemies. Learn more about these tree-climbing lizards in Iguanas.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
With real life, colorful photos of different iguanas in their natural habitats, and simple poetic descriptions of their lives, this picture book will be a nice addition to many pre-schools and elementary schools. Within the body of the book, Peterson provides a map highlighting their native lands and a cycle of their birth and breeding. At the end, the reader will find a glossary, Internet sites, a bibliography for further reading, and an index highlighting different aspects of their lives that children will be curious about. The only complaint I had was the lack of sufficient contrast between the orange text on baby blue background for the glossary. The rest of the book is very well designed and executed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429659963
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Capstone Reptiles Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 771,982
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: NC650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan Cooley Peterson is a children's book author and editor. Her book How To Build Hair-Raising Haunted Houses (Capstone Press, 2011) was selected as a Book of Note by the TriState Young Adult Review Committee. Megan's love of animals began at an early age. Her childhood home was filled with animals, including two cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, a salamander, and four dogs. When not writing, Megan enjoys movies, books, and all things Halloween. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter.

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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