This revised edition surveys key aspects of crocodiles, describing the swimming reptiles’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have rough, bumpy skin.
Part of the Planeta animal (2022) series
Travel the planet and study the wonderfully diverse world of animals! Get up close with leaping lemurs and strutting peacocks in this popular series translated into North American Spanish. Beautiful photography and STEM-appropriate text examine the creature‚Äôs appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal‚Äôs appearance or behavior.
Whether readers are looking for information to use for a school project or want to learn more about their favorite animals, there's something for everyone in this comprehensive, Common Core–aligned nonfiction series. Each of the books in this 10-volume series focuses on a different animal. Crocodiles, dolphins, giraffes, monkeys, snakes, and more are featured in abundant, full-color photographs and sections of text that are detailed without overwhelming the reader. The animals' habitats are accurately represented in well-translated text, which includes cross-disciplinary vocabulary that will provide additional context to the reader. Short stories about the cultural significance of each animal are presented at the end of each book. The volumes are short, making this adequate for supplementing an already robust or larger collection. With an attractive format, sensational imagery shines in this exciting series for animal lovers.
–School Library Journal, 04/01/2020