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Tortoise, Tree Snake, Gator, and Sea Snake

What Is a Reptile?

by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Martin Goneau

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reptiles & amphibians, zoology
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list price: $10.95
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ISBN:9781467703413
imprint: Millbrook Press
Description

What is a reptile? Turtles, iguanas, crocodiles, and many other creatures are all reptiles!

About the Authors

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®Math Is CATegorical®Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Martin Goneau has been working as a professional illustrator since 1997. Most of his work is dedicated to children's books and other educational publications. He lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 9
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
7 to 8
Awards
  • Winner, Science Books & Films Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Kids' books are not only for kids. Moms, dads, big brothers and sisters and, of course, teachers read them as well. There is something in this book for all its readers. Most important, the book is scientifically accurate. The major characteristics of reptiles are explained clearly and in a most poetic way. The illustrations are fun to look at and add to the explanations. The words in each sentence are chosen carefully and should help parents and teachers cover important elements in developing reading and writing skills in their readers. Learning about common organisms is important in developing an interest in science among youngsters, and this book does that exceedingly well. The publisher provides a useful and easy to access web site for teachers and parents that contains useful information and suggestions to enhance the value of the book. The book would be a great addition to a home, school or public library. Hopefully readers will be excited by this book and eager to learn more. Perhaps families would enjoy a field trip or a visit to a zoo or natural history museum to continue the learning experience." --Science Books & Films

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"Those CATegorical felines are back. This time they turn their attention to the characteristics of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, and fish. The energetic rhyming text and zany cartoon illustrations will captivate students and make it fun to learn about what makes each group distinctive. Goneau's cartoon creatures nicely complement the facts that Cleary imparts in his rhythmic narrative, and in several cases, labels are included in the illustrations to reinforce a point. Each volume concludes with two pages summarizing the key characteristics of the animal class under discussion. Solid additions to the series." --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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"The Categorical cats are back again, ready to explore animal classification in Brian P. Cleary's new series. Brief, but interesting discussion follows, moving the reader from page to page until they are asked to recall what they have learned. Brightly colored cartoons provide comic relief as they extend the story. An endnote indicates a website for additional activities and games. The presentation is so much fun that readers are unaware of how much they are actually learning as they study traits animals have in common and come to the understanding that they are classified because of these traits."—Library Media Connection

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