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Beware of the crocodile

by Jenkins, Martin, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Children's Animals JUV 597.98 JEN
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Explore an informative, playfully illustrated story about one of the world's most dangerous animals: the crocodile.

You probably know a little about crocodiles already. They're reptiles, they have an awful lot of teeth, and they're pretty scary -- at least, the big ones are! They're not very fussy about what they eat, and when it comes to hunting down dinner, crocodiles are very determined . . . and very cunning. But there's more to crocodiles than just their appetites. They love to nap on warm sandbanks and cool off in calm waters, and crocodile mothers are very gentle with their babies. This fascinating look at one of Earth's most infamous creatures is full of information for amateur scientists, with back matter that includes an index, notes on species, and suggestions for further reading.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wry narration from Jenkins (The Squirrels' Busy Year) and dreamy illustrations by Kitamura (My Hand) elevate what could be a pedestrian animal exploration. Crocodiles are scary, Jenkins admits up front ("They've got an awful lot of... teeth"), but rather than reveling in blood and guts, he treats the way they capture their prey with charming British understatement: "Let's just say there's a lot of twirling and thrashing, and then things go a bit quiet." He devotes more attention to a tender account of crocodile maternal care: "Then-very carefully-she picks up the newly hatched babies in her enormous jaws and drops them into the water nearby." Kitamura uses a documentary style different from his usual jaunty artwork: layers of gray wash, soft colors, and dynamic strokes emphasize the croc's massive bulk, its glittery golden eyes, and its mouthful of teeth. A graduated sapphire and rose wash conveys the limpid beauty of sea and sky, and a simple index includes instructions for using indexes. It's not just a good crocodile reference; it's a good introduction to reference books. Ages 5-8. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Crocodiles -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2019
Edition First U.S. edition.
Contributors Kitamura, Satoshi, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0763675385
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