Meet Earth‚Äôs heaviest lizard! Introduce elementary kids to Komodo dragons and their venomous bites. As monitor lizards, Komodo dragons are large and in charge. They can only be found on a few islands in Indonesia where there are no other predators. Readers explore this large reptile‚Äôs features and behaviors, including its diet and baby dragons. An end folk tale shares an Indonesian story about where Komodo dragons come from. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.
Part of the Amazing Animals (2022) series
From tool-wielding chimpanzees to tree-hammering woodpeckers, and from pouncing cougars to swimming sea turtles, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each updated title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.