Title: Snakes and CrocsSnakes and Crocs
Author: Kathryn Knight
Illustrator: Edizioni Larus
Pages: 24
Recommended Ages: 5-7
Star Rating: ★★★★

I made a really brilliant decision when reading this book. I mean, really brilliant. You wanna know how brilliant I was? Here, let me tell you.

It was the end of a long day – Mom and I had been out shopping all day and I was really tired. So instead of bringing a novel to bed (which would have required me to follow a plot), I decided to bring along a few of the read alouds I’d bought earlier that day. After all, what could be more sweet and relaxing?

Yeah, so, this is totally the first book I started and it is TOTALLY filled with pictures of man-eating snakes and gators, and long story short, I had a bit of trouble getting to sleep that night.

As for the book itself, it’s fine. Basically every half-to-full page has a new reptile on it along with a basic description, detailed illustration, and best of all, a small map of the Earth with the creature’s environment marked in green. Here are a few facts I learned…

  • Pythons sometimes go as long as a year between meals.
  • Loggerhead sea turtles may lay as many as 500 eggs during breeding season!
  • Marine crocodiles, which find their home in Australia, can grow to be 24-30 feet long!

Conclusion. Fine. Children will enjoy flipping around in this book.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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