Komodo Dragons

Komodo Dragons

by Kathy Darling
     
 

Exciting new additions to an award-winning series

Go on location with Kathy and Tara Darling for up close and personal looks at two of nature's most fascinating creatures. Travel to Komodo Island, where ten-foot long, four-hundred pound Komodo dragons swallow goats whole. Then on to Madagascar, where fifty-three species of chameleon stage color wars, move their eyes

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Exciting new additions to an award-winning series

Go on location with Kathy and Tara Darling for up close and personal looks at two of nature's most fascinating creatures. Travel to Komodo Island, where ten-foot long, four-hundred pound Komodo dragons swallow goats whole. Then on to Madagascar, where fifty-three species of chameleon stage color wars, move their eyes in two directions at once, and flash out their tongues to capture their prey in less than a second. You'll want to go back again and again!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
The Darlings traveled to Indonesia to learn more about the large, meat-eating lizards that inhabit Komodo Island. Growing up to ten feet in length and up to 400 pounds in weight, it is no wonder the monitor lizards of Komodo are commonly called "dragons." The text reviews the dragon's senses, diet, reproductive behavior and habitat. Numerous full-color photographs enhance the text.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Lumbering along in its armored coat, the impressive monitor lizard known as the Komodo dragon looks very much like its prehistoric ancestors. The Darlings' fine, full-color photographs and informative text provide an interesting close-up view of the powerful meat eaters as they ambush prey, gather to eat, fight with one another, and mate. The well-constructed narrative is divided into short chapters that discuss habitat, physical characteristics, senses, hunting, reproduction, and zoo efforts to stem the dying-off of these unusual animals. Readers will be attracted by the excellent pictures of the dragons in their natural habitat and well-served by the lucid explanations. There's no map locating the far-off Indonesian Islands that are the only home of this rare species, but otherwise this is a well-crafted presentation on an intriguing animal.Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688137762
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
On Location Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 Years

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