Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
7 to 9
Grades:
2 to 4
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
02/2009
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-256-9
Illustrations:
Full-color illustration
Lexile Level:
980L

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About the Book

Overview

Meet Earth's largest living reptile. Crocodile-like animals lived on Earth more than two hundred million years ago. They outlived the dinosaurs. Today their descendants are found on five continents. They belong to a special group of reptiles called crocodilians. These animals are strange and wonderful indeed. For example, ferocious-looking mother alligators treat their hatchlings with tender care. Crocodilians may seem awkward on land, but they can move quickly. Usually they wait and watch from the water, then ambush their prey. From baby alligators that call to "Mom" from inside their eggs to grown alligators and crocodiles that bellow and roar, Laurence Pringle takes readers into the world of nature's largest—and noisiest—living reptiles. Bold, realistic illustrations by Meryl Henderson show every crocodilian species as well as details of their bodies and fascinating behavior.

Reviews

"Pringle offers facts about crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials' similarities and differences in size, behavior, and habitat in an engaging, friendly manner. Henderson's detailed, realistic-looking watercolors complement the text." Horn Book

"These illustrations are drawn and colored in such clear, precise detail that young students may prefer them to the photographs in such otherwise similar titles. . . ." Booklist

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Strange and Wonderful series and the Secret Life series, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

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Meet the Illustrator

Meryl Henderson

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.

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