Title: World’s Weirdest ReptilesWorld's Weirdest Reptiles
Author: M. L. Roberts
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: 7-8
Star Rating: ★★★★

In World’s Weirdest Reptiles, M. L. Roberts presents fifteen different reptiles – geckos, vipers, boa constrictors, turtles, lizards, etc. – for our inspection. Each reptile has a two-page profile which contains a photo and several basic facts. These don’t follow an organized pattern – the same set of information isn’t provided for each reptile – but the facts are the type children like.

Some species of geckos have no eyelids. So how do they keep their eyes clean and moist? They stick out their long tongues and lick their eyeballs!

Yeah, stuff like that.

Also mentioned is that the basilisk was named after “a monster in Greek mythology that had the head of a rooster and the body of a snake.”

Conclusion. I would guess that DK or Usborne has a more thorough guide to reptiles.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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