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American Alligators
Contributor(s): Omoth, Tyler
ISBN: 1635170273     ISBN-13: 9781635170276
Publisher: Focus Readers
    OUR PRICE: $25.65  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2017
Annotation: Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of American alligators. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
American alligator; Juvenile literature.
American alligator.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Reptiles & Amphibians
Dewey: 597.98/4
LCCN: bl2017001769
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Focus Readers: Animals of North America: Beacon Level
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.00" W x 0.50" (0.56 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 2–5—Accessible overviews of North American animals. Coverage includes habitats, physical features, life cycles, and key behaviors, each presented in straightforward language with plentiful, if unexciting, photographs. Each title includes several "Fun Fact" insets and one "That's Amazing" feature that focuses on a notable trait. Double spacing and clean layouts, along with a consistent reading level and content that is not too challenging, make the books accessible to middle elementary readers. A range map and a life cycle diagram are useful; there's also a quiz to check reading retention and critical thinking. The photos are mostly full body, still shots. Perhaps a few close-ups or action scenes might have been more visually engaging. VERDICT Solid overviews worth considering for subject coverage where needed.

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