Cover image for My pet lizards
Title:
My pet lizards
Author:
Engfer, Lee, 1963-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Text and photographs follow eleven-year-old Jamal as he explains how he cares for his bearded dragon lizards and chameleons.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 1.0 49668.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780822522638
Format :
Book

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Newstead Library SF459.L5 E53 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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The All About Pets books are much more than pet-care handbooks. This series of photo essays explores relationships between children and their pets. With first-person narrative and full-color photographs on every page, each book tells the story of a child and his or her pet from the child's point of view Sidebars take readers deeper into the specifics of pet care.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Jamal, a fifth grader from a pet-loving family, narrates this lucid guide to keeping lizards. After briefly describing the physical and behavioral characteristics of bearded dragons (he owns two) and their natural habitats (Australia), the boy suggests where to purchase them and offers tips on choosing healthy specimens. He then explains what equipment is necessary to provide the right kind of environment for the reptiles, how to maintain the proper temperature and humidity within the cage, appropriate diet, how to handle lizards, and how to recognize signs of illness. In a separate chapter, Jamal discusses their characteristics and points out the ways in which their care differs from that of bearded dragons. In the final chapter, the budding herpetologist describes his attempts to breed his pets; so far, no eggs have hatched. Interspersed within the main text are six pages of facts. Clear, full-color photographs show how responsible pet owners should handle their animals. Although the book focuses on specific kinds of lizards, the information is basic enough to be useful for owners of a variety of species available in pet stores. This logically organized, practical title will be a welcome addition to the pet sections of most libraries.-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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