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Title:
Croc and gator attacks
Author:
Fitzgerald, Patrick, 1966-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of crocodile and alligator attacks on humans and the reasons for the attacks, including species endangerment, loss of habitat, and dangers of captivity.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 46875.

Reading Counts RC High School 6.8 3 Quiz: 22574 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780516233147

9780516235141
Format :
Book

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Summary

The perfect topics for the reluctant reader, these accounts of grisly attacks by vicious animals on humans tell one of the horrifying sides to our relationship with the animal world. Each book also contains many fascinating facts about animal behavior, habitats, territory, and hunting techniques. Each book includes a map that shows the animal's habitat throughout the world.


Summary

These accounts of grisly attacks by vivioius animals on humans tells one of the horrifying sides to our relationship with the animal world. Each book contains facts about animal behavior, habitats, territory and hunting techniques.


Author Notes

Patrick J Fitzgerald is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-A series aimed at reluctant readers. In both books, each chapter begins with a short accounting of an attack on a human. This certainly engages readers' attention, but one has to wonder about the messages being conveyed. Croc, the better of the two, is illustrated with full-color photos of the reptiles in their natural setting. In Dog, any homeless or abandoned canine is defined as wild. The author then goes on to talk about attacks by people's pets and hypothesizes that these creatures were allowed to wander by their owner. She seems to be presenting her own personal agenda that certain dogs are violent, vicious animals and cannot be trusted in any situation. This title could be scary and very upsetting to children, who would likely get the impression that all canines are dangerous and will attack them even if unprovoked. This message is reinforced by the large, full-color photos that show snarling and attacking dogs and victims' scars. Croc presents some interesting facts and should find an audience; Dogs is less successful.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-A series aimed at reluctant readers. In both books, each chapter begins with a short accounting of an attack on a human. This certainly engages readers' attention, but one has to wonder about the messages being conveyed. Croc, the better of the two, is illustrated with full-color photos of the reptiles in their natural setting. In Dog, any homeless or abandoned canine is defined as wild. The author then goes on to talk about attacks by people's pets and hypothesizes that these creatures were allowed to wander by their owner. She seems to be presenting her own personal agenda that certain dogs are violent, vicious animals and cannot be trusted in any situation. This title could be scary and very upsetting to children, who would likely get the impression that all canines are dangerous and will attack them even if unprovoked. This message is reinforced by the large, full-color photos that show snarling and attacking dogs and victims' scars. Croc presents some interesting facts and should find an audience; Dogs is less successful.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1 Alligatorsp. 8
2 The Nile Crocodilep. 22
3 Saltwater Crocodilep. 30
4 Crocodilian Conservationp. 36
Fact Sheetp. 40
New Wordsp. 42
Resourcesp. 44
For Further Readingp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48
Introductionp. 5
1 Alligatorsp. 8
2 The Nile Crocodilep. 22
3 Saltwater Crocodilep. 30
4 Crocodilian Conservationp. 36
Fact Sheetp. 40
New Wordsp. 42
Resourcesp. 44
For Further Readingp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48

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