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Crocodiles & alligators

by Simon, Seymour.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C9 S57 1999
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QL666.C9 S57 1999
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C9 S57 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QL666.C9 S57 1999
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C9 S57 1999
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QL666.C9 S57 1999
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 597.98 SIM
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j 597.98 SIM
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J597.98 SIM ANIMALS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J597.98 SIM ANIMALS
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile CHECKED OUT
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Crocodiles and alligators may seem ferocious and scary, but renowned science author Seymour Simon confirms that they're also endlessly fascinating. Around since the time of dinosaurs, crocodiles and alligators eat without chewing, have three eyelids, and provide good living conditions for other animals. With the use of eighteen stunning full-color photographs, Simon explores the wonders of these stealthy giants in an exciting up-close and personal way.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6, and younger for reading aloud. Beginning with the origin of the words crocodile, alligator, and gharial, this introduction to crocodilians then discusses their habitat and relationship to dinosaurs, explains the differences between alligators and crocodiles, and supplies the basic information on life expectancy, hunting techniques, food, reproduction, endangered status, land speed, and methods of locomotion. Simon's familiar elongated format is a perfect fit for these long bodies, with each opening featuring a full-page color photograph. The narrative refers to a few of the pictures, but captions would have clarified the others. Starting with the saw-toothed snout on the cover, the striking photos will attract kids visually, and Simon's casual but clear informative approach will invite them verbally. The lack of a table of contents and index makes this book better suited for browsing than for homework assignments, but children of many ages will snap it up. --Linda Perkins"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Crocodilians -- Juvenile literature.
Crocodilians.
Crocodiles.
Alligators.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins Publishers,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780060274740
0060274743
9780060274733
0060274735
9780613442015
0613442016
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