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Contributor(s): Gish, Melissa
ISBN: 1608188175     ISBN-13: 9781608188178
Publisher: Creative Educ
    OUR PRICE: $32.80  
Product Type: Library
Published: August 2017
Annotation: "A countdown of five of the most dangerous alligator encounters provides thrills as readers learn about the biological, social, and hunting characteristics of these swamp-dwelling predators"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Alligators; Juvenile literature.
Dangerous reptiles; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Reptiles & Amphibians
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
Dewey: 597.98/4
LCCN: 2016043696
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: X-books: Predators
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.50" W x 0.50" (0.60 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 193720
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
This volume, rich in photographs, describes alligators in the wild, including differences from crocodiles, habitat, physical features, diet, and behavior. Discussion of alligators' endangered status--and their "amazing comeback"--is also included. An "Animal Tale: The Choctaw Hunters" story is appended. The writing is informative, but the long chapters and lack of a table of contents are slight drawbacks. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
Each book provides a scattershot overview of the reptile's "xtraordinary" physical characteristics, diet, habitat, behaviors, reproduction, and development. Large, clear photographs extend the information presented in the stiff texts; unfortunately, the design is overly busy. Gimmicky "Top Five Xtreme" countdowns about run-ins with humans add little to the presentations--and oddly contrast with the book's assurances that attacks are rare. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these X-Books: Predators titles: Alligators and Snakes.] Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.