Synopses & Reviews
Reptiles introduces readers to the huge range of reptiles that live both on land
and in water. These animals come in all shapes and sizes, and many have unusual talents. Children will be amazed to find out why snakes swallow their meals whole, why geckos have to lick their eyes, and how chameleons catch insects with their tongues. The vivid microphotography and splashy illustrations take readers up close and personal with these slippery, slithery animal favorites!
'\"Fast facts about physical characteristics and behavior, close-up photographs and a running glossary make up this introduction to reptiles.\"'
Spectacular, close-up photographs are rich, appealing, clearly descriptive, and also well positioned on the pages. Colors are crisp and bright. This vividly presented book will definitely appeal to the reptile lover.
Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, diet, and defenses of reptiles, and provides three handicraft ideas inspired by these creatures.
About the Author
Belinda Weber is an author and editor and has written many children's books about natural history, science, and history including including
The Kingfisher Children's Atlas, The Best Book of Nighttime Animals, and Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Reptiles. She has a lifelong interest in wildlife and the environment and previously directed the Adopt an Animal fundraising program for the Zoological Society of London.