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Alligators and crocodiles! : strange and wonderful

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C925 P75 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL666.C925 P75 2009
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL666.C925 P75 2009
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL666.C925 P75 2009
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 597.98 P936
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 597.98 P936
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 597.98 PRI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j 597.98 PRI
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 597.98 P93
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 597.98 P93
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pringle adds to his series of Strange and Wonderful animal introductions this survey of our planet's largest living reptiles. Noting that they preceded, lived with, and survived the dinosaurs, he briefly describes their habitats and nesting behavior, and explains their common anatomical features and distinguishing characteristics (can't tell the difference between an American alligator and a crocodile? If only the top row of teeth are visible, mouth closed, it's an alligator). Henderson presents a gallery of full-body portraits of 21 crocodilian species, as well as a series of close-ups. 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 as Phyllis Jean Perry's Crocodilians (1997) or Seymour Simon's Crocodiles and Alligators (1999). Libraries with space for just one title on the topic (a sad thought) should probably stick with Sandra Markle's Crocodiles (2004), but this is an above-average addition for those in need of more books on the subject.--Peters, John Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Alligators -- Juvenile literature.
Crocodiles -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Henderson, Meryl.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781590782569 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1590782569 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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