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Alligators and Crocodiles!: Strange and Wonderfulby Laurence Pringle
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Meet Earth's largest living reptiles. Crocodile -like animals lived on Earth more than two hundred million years ago.
About the Author
Laurence Pringle is the recipient of three major awards for his body of work in writing about science--the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Literature, the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in West Nyack, New York.
Meryl Henderson has illustrated many magazine stories and books for children, including Penguins! Strange and Wonderful and other books in the Strange and Wonderful series. She lives in upstate New York.
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