Reptile Park

Reptile Park

by Terry Jennings
     
 

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Get ready to swing through the trees in the monkey house and swim in the aquarium with sea life! These great guides help teach children about animal habitats and endangered species.

Overview

Get ready to swing through the trees in the monkey house and swim in the aquarium with sea life! These great guides help teach children about animal habitats and endangered species.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Snakes, turtles, and alligators are some of the animals that live at the reptile park. Wander through the pages and see the color photographs of chameleons, crocodiles, and other reptiles. The chapters are divided by the different types of reptiles. Each layout briefly describes the featured animal. The different fonts appear to separate blocks of information in the layout. In addition, there are insets that locate the habitat of the animal, list an endangered reptile, and feature a notable reptile. The snapshots have captions with more information. Some readers may need guidance navigating the blocks of print on the pages. Bold print words in the text are located in the glossary. Readers looking for particular information may find the index to be helpful. At the back of the book, there is a list of suggestions for discussion topics and web sites to explore. This book is part of the "My Day at the Zoo" series which include birds, aquatic animals, and mammals. A consultant is listed for the book; however, the area of consultation is not specified. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
Gr 2–3—Designed to prepare students for visits to zoos or nature parks, each of these volumes provides basic background information about a type of animal usually found in such places, enhanced by shaped cutout photos and shots of creatures in artificial settings. Texts printed in different sizes of type on each spread to signal different levels of detail include simple general header statements, personal comments from the author ("The parrot I saw was a green-winged macaw from South America") and short expository captions related to one or two accompanying portraits. Each spread also includes a range map and a small note on an endangered species. Closing "Notes for Parents and Teachers" list websites and often feature information on environmental hazards or conservation efforts. Though some pages have a crowded look, these will be popular and useful field-trip enhancers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595669193
Publisher:
QEB Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
My Day at the Zoo Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Terry Jennings is the author of numerous children's books and young adult books. Some of his books include Construction Vehicles and Glass. He lives in London.

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