Reviews for Flying Geckos and Other Weird Reptiles


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring
A lizard that "squirts blood out of its eyes" and a chameleon whose "tongue is longer than its body" are two of the unusual reptiles that readers will marvel over in these books. The texts are marginally informative; more engaging are the vivid photographs depicting the strange creatures. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 January/February
Kids love strange creatures and this series has plenty of strange creatures. Did you know the Kiwi is the only bird with nostrils at the end of its beak? The nostrils help it smell the worms in the dirt! The construction of each book places a ?Words to Know? page at the beginning. This is a good idea because so many of the terms might be new vocabulary. The photographs are stunning and show these creatures in their elements. The series would be an appropriate support to classroom science lessons about animal adaptations. I know these books will get quite a bit of use in my library. The end matter in each book includes books and websites as further resources, as well as photo credits. Recommended. Lisa Hunt, Elementary Library Media Specialist, Apple Creek Elementary, Moore, Oklahoma ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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