The Crocodilians: Reminders of the Age of Dinosaur

The Crocodilians: Reminders of the Age of Dinosaur

by Phyllis Jean Perry
     
 
Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, and life cycles of the group of reptiles known as the crocodilians, which includes alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gavials.

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Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, and life cycles of the group of reptiles known as the crocodilians, which includes alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and gavials.

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Gr 4-6Attractive, serviceable, well-designed introductions to popular animal families. Each text, though not exciting, covers basic ground: history, habitat, behavior, species, and reproduction. Written for those just getting acquainted with these species, the books give sufficient information about the varied locations in which the animals live. Crocodiles and alligators receive the greatest coverage in Crocodilians; caimans and gavials are given brief mention. This book has habitat maps; Snow Cats does not. After beginning with the extinct saber-toothed tiger, it discusses Siberian tigers, snow leopards, cougars, lynxes, and bobcats. The color photographs are this series' outstanding feature. Wonderfully chosen, the clear images are gripping, from close-ups of scaly babies, to head shots of species that truly illustrate a special smile and tooth arrangement or a pine straw and branch nest. The tiger picture gallery shows leaping, snarling, stalking, licking cats, always close enough to touch and really see what is captioned. Kids can't get enough of these creatures, and these two books are sure to circulate.Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531202548
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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