Title: 100 things you should know about Reptiles & Amphibians100-reptiles-and-amphibians
Author: Ann Kay
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: Read Aloud / Beginner
Star Rating: ★★★★

Remember 100 things you should know about Mammals? Well, 100 things you should know about Reptiles & Amphibians is from the same series, this time focusing on… well, that should be obvious.

Here are a few of the fun facts I learned from Reptiles & Amphibians. Did you know…

  • That some geckos lick their eyes to keep them clean?
  • That certain Asian snakes “fly” by gliding through the air in “S” movements?
  • That large snakes can have as many as 400 vertebrae!
  • That when resting, the tuatara breathes just once an hour?
  • That a giant tortoise can support a one ton weight? This means that it could be used as a jack to lift up a car!
  • That a baby alligator’s gender is determined by the temperature of its egg while it is developing!

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Cautions.

Pg. 15, which discusses ‘Water Babies’, shows a picture of one frog on the back of another frog.

Millions of years is mentioned three times.

Conclusion. A lot of interesting information with detailed, life-like illustrations.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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