Lawrence, Ellen

American Alligator

(4) K-3 Swamp Things series. This series provides basic information about the wetland habitat and its creatures. Nine brief chapters discuss basic geography along with facts about the title creature's appearance, food (squeamish readers, beware "a cottonmouth biting a bullfrog"), home, and family. The many photos, background images, lily-pad-shaped sidebars, captions, and science questions are useful but crowd the pages. Photo glossary and "Science Lab" activity appended. Reading list. Ind. Review covers these Swamp Things titles: American Alligator and Cottonmouth.


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