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Outside and inside alligators

by Markle, Sandra.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C925 M375 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL666.C925 M375 1998
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 597.98 Arn
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 597.98 Arn
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
How can an alligator swim swiftly with its short, stubby legs? How can it open its big mouth and grab prey underwater without getting water in its lungs? Why would an alligator guard a big mound of plants and mud?

"Outside and Inside Alligators" answers these questions and many others. With stunning color photographs of developing alligator babies as well as their huge parents and with clear, accessible text, Sandra Markle invites children to learn all about these unique and fascinating creatures.

Curious young readers will delight in this close look at alligators -- from the inside out!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-5. The true nature of the often misunderstood alligator is revealed in this wide-ranging volume by a veteran children's science book writer. Information on where alligators live and how they mate, hunt, eat, and take care of their young is presented with dramatic, captioned photos. As the title suggests, the book includes views of the alligator's digestive and cardiovascular systems and pictures of various embryonic stages, which give children a real understanding of the animal's life. Lesser-known facts--how the eyes facilitate hunting, how the tongue enables fish to be swallowed whole--provide additional fascinating insight, and by taking us into the intimate world of a mother protecting her nest and gator babies climbing on their mom, Markle makes these animals seem less prehistoric and peculiar and more endearing. Along with a glossary, Markle provides a "Looking Back" section designed to help readers pull additional information from the text and photos. --Helen Rosenberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Alligators -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
ISBN 0689814577
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