Can you tell a gecko from a salamander?

by Silverman, Buffy.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 597.85 SIL
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 597.85 SIL
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 597.85 Sil
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 597.85 Sil
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 597.8 SI3
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 597.8 SI3

A small animal with a long body and short legs crawls along the ground. Suddenly, a hungry snake attacks. The animal runs away. But it leaves its tail behind!

Did you just see a salamander? Or was it a gecko? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kids are always going to capture bugs in jars and chase lizards into the weeds, not because they're cruel but because they're curious. The Animal Look-Alikes series funnels this curiosity into teachable moments by providing young ones with the tools to look at these animals with a scientific eye. As is typical for the Lightning Bolt brand, the pages are a panoply of primary-color backgrounds, with colorful text creatively arranged around vivid pictures. Can You Tell a Gecko from a Salamander? compares skin and egg formation and drops some shocking similarities, too. (Both can detach their tails!) Structural consistency keeping one animal on the left page, the other on the right would have helped with clarity, but these are enjoyable lessons nonetheless, and the Who Am I? quizzes included in the back matter are especially apropos.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Lightning bolt books. Animal look-alikes.
Subjects Geckos -- Juvenile literature.
Salamanders -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. :Lerner,2012
Audience 005-008.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9780761367376 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0761367373 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
9780761385523 (pbk.)
0761385525 (pbk.)
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