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Crocodile Family Book
     

Crocodile Family Book

by Mark Deeble
 

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Come to Africa with the authors and learn about the crocodiles of the GrumetiRiver in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park: a mother crocodile who cares forher young with a tenderness not often associated with a 12-foot-long reptile; a huge, 80-year-old male whose only goal is to live peacefully as king of theriver, and more. Color photos.

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Come to Africa with the authors and learn about the crocodiles of the GrumetiRiver in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park: a mother crocodile who cares forher young with a tenderness not often associated with a 12-foot-long reptile; a huge, 80-year-old male whose only goal is to live peacefully as king of theriver, and more. Color photos.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Two naturalists turned their two-week tour of the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park into a 6-year study of the largest of the African crocodiles that live there. Despite their fearsome reputation, these crocodiles lead a rather peaceful, community-based existence, complete with maternal tenderness and cooperative survival efforts. The authors tell a compelling true-life story. And if the photographs are graphic, they merely serve to underscore the message that appearance is only part of the story.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Perhaps it's the nature of the crocodile itself that prevents it from melding to the series' concept of ``family,'' but this book is less successful than the earlier titles. The full-color photographs, however, are spectacular, often very graphic, and the true draw here. Deeble presents the story of the Nile crocodile, which lives in the Grumeti River in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. The personal style that is a mark of these titles is more casual here and information is imparted in anecdotal episodes: the wildebeest journey to the banks of the river (annual crocodile feast time); the fight among the males for pool ownership; the hatching of the eggs and the mother's care for her babies. All of these stories are interesting and well illustrated, but they do not flow together into an organized picture of a crocodile day, year, or life cycle. Still, the appealing cover, the surprising endpapers, and the high-quality photographs will attract browsers.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735813175
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.23(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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