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Loco for lizards
Cherry, James, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Flagstaff, Ariz. : Northland Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
57 pages : color illustrations; 23 cm
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QL666.L2 C44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Lizards have seen dinosaurs come and go and our land mass split into continents. Not only do they have longevity but, in recent years, they have gained popularity. These cute crawlers have managed to wiggle their way into our lives from pets to pop culture. In this lizard-lovers book, Jim Cherry takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why people everywhere have gone crazy for this icon.

Charming and complex, these reclusive reptiles have scurried their way into myths and legends worldwide. Loco for Lizards explores the popularity of lizards in film, music, art, and even ad campaigns. Budweiser's eloquently animated chameleons, Frank and Louie, have charmed viewers from coast to coast, and Godzilla has captured multiple generations of film watchers. Jim Cherry covers the spectrum with lizard trivia, lizardabillia, and natural history in this entertaining and informative look at why the world is Loco for Lizards.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-A delightful homage to a member of the reptile family. Cherry covers the basics on these creatures: what they are, what they do, and how they live, as well as the myths and folklore surrounding them. He also looks at aspects of pop culture inspired by these animals: rock bands named after them; song lyrics devoted to them; and lizards in art, advertising, and in the movies. The author's conversation with a gecko is followed by a list of the "Top Ten Things Humans Can Learn from Lizards." He also includes a few words from a veterinarian, a herpetologist, and a self-taught expert on the creature. Teenagers will love this tongue-in-cheek, entertaining book that provides a wealth of information.-Cynde Marcengill, Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.