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Title:
Baby alligator
Author:
Clarke, Ginjer L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the hatching and development of a Florida alligator.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
300 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 47797.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 22157 Guided reading level: N.
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ISBN:
9780448418513

9780448420950
Format :
Book

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Summary

Deep in the swamp, a baby alligator crawls out of its broken shell. What's in store for this little reptile? Follow it through its first adventures, and get a glimpse into the world of these amazing creatures. The easy-to-read text describes how alligators live, from what they eat to how they swim so quickly. You'll also find fun facts about alligators' dinosaur-hunting ancestors and their more contemporary cousin, the crocodile.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. This introduction to alligators first follows a little one in Florida from the time she hatches out of the egg until, with the coming of cold weather, she digs a tunnel in the lake-side mud to wait for spring. Though lightly fictionalized, this account also provides facts about the physical features and habits of the species. The book concludes with 15 pages of information about alligators and their current and prehistoric relatives. The full-color paintings, effectively depict alligators in the wild. However, superimposing the type over the sometimes rather dark or mottled backgrounds makes the text a little harder to read than it should be for beginners. Still, this is an informative and accessible book for young readers. Carolyn Phelan


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