I would give this book 5 stars, but I am only going to give it 4.
It is very hard to find books about dinosaurs, sharks, alligators, and crocodiles, without at some point in the book, there being mention of evolution. I read the shark book by Emma Child and was very excited that there was no evolution mentioned in the book. Then there it is. Because of the men I think this book was pretty informative and Emma Child gets you excited about learning.
Because of the mention of evolution, and because I know it's not true, I will only give this book 4 stars. I would automatically give this book a 5 star review if evolution was taken out of the book altogether. Mar 27, PelicanFreak rated it really liked it. This book reveals some really great facts about gators and includes some great pictures The facts are presented in an enthusiastic manner which helps the reader to get into it - and the book opens with some fun facts on the oldest living gator in the world - pretty cool.
It even goes so far as to explain so major differences between crocodiles and alligators - educat This book reveals some really great facts about gators and includes some great pictures It even goes so far as to explain so major differences between crocodiles and alligators - educational and fun!
Jan 20, Randy rated it it was amazing. Reading Emma Child's animal book series is always a delight. Each book concentrates on one animal and there's always facts one doesn't know. She does a large amount of research obviously. These facts are always presented in a breezy style aimed at the young ones and accompanied bya large number of photos. Kids are sure to love this alligator book they, along with distant cousins the dinosaurs, seem to fascinate children, both young and old. Feb 11, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is an excellent science book to add to any school or child's personal library.
This is another superbly written and well researched book by this favourite author of my grandkids. It's always a joy to purchase her books knowing that it will educate young minds in a very friendly and informative way. As an added bonus, I always end up learning new things myself! Well done again on another very educational and fun read.
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Keep up the good work! Sep 15, Whistlers Mom rated it really liked it. As this author points out, alligators are not typically as aggressive as their cousins - the crocodiles. Which is a good thing for those of us who live or visit in Florida, Louisiana, or southern Georgia, because alligators are plentiful and could cause a lot of damage.
ALLIGATORS: Fun Facts and Amazing Photos of Animals in Nature by Emma Child
Having seen many, many alligators in my day, I wondered if I would learn anything new from this book. I should have had more confidence in Ms. Child, since I've read all of her books and learned from every one of them. Her research is as outstanding as her ability to communicate information in a lively and entertaining way. And there could be no more fascinating subject than these weird creatures who bring the Jurassic Age into the 21st century.
How incredible that the numbers of male and female babies is determined by the temperature of the nest and that an animal without gills can stay underwater for up to two hours and that they can make so many different sounds. That must account for some of the scary noises that are reported in Southeastern swamps. However, I must take exception to this author's claim that the American alligator grows up to 14 feet. In a state park on the eastern shore of the Okefenokie Swamp, I once saw a gator sunning itself on the banks of the swamp next to the visitors' center. He was so enormous that I thought at first that it must be a statue, then that the window I was looking through must be a magnifying glass.
The park employees swore that he was 22 feet long and I believed them. Even if I hadn't, I wouldn't have been tempted to get a tape measure and see for myself! All the books in this series are excellent, but this one is a knock-out. Dec 31, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Emma Child has done it again with a wonderful science non-fiction book for young children with Alligators: This book has a good comparison between alligators and crocodiles.
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