Synopses & Reviews
Favorite topics in active and interactive print and digital books, specially designed for newly confident readers.
Readers will love the extreme photos and facts about cool and crazy reptiles from giant dragons to snapping turtles The book includes three incredible collection spreads featuring hundreds of snakes, and an interview with a snake expert about these misunderstood and essential creatures. The digital book focuses on reptile hunting techniques. Structured layouts, age-appropriate vocabulary, and infographics make this book a great informational text at school and at home.
"This addition to the Scholastic Discover More series, which includes access to a digital companion book, looks at the characteristics common to all reptiles before examining snakes, lizards, crocodilians, and turtles. Readers are greeted by a giant closeup photograph of a pink web-footed gecko, which 'drinks dew from its eyeballs in the early morning'; later, a 'hall of fame' features framed photos of the smallest and 'weirdest looking' reptiles (the Jaragua sphaero and thorny devil), among others. The crisp color images, strange-but-true details, emphatic prose, and wide variety of creatures form a vibrant portrait of this class of animals. Simultaneously available: Weather. Ages 7 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Penny Arlon writes children's nonfiction, taking inspiration from her own children. Her books range from preschool titles to family reference books, and include the Art Attack books, based on the award-winning CITV (UK) children's television program, and all 14 titles in Dorling Kindersley's Eye Know series.