About Reptiles

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
Got a fan of snakes, lizards, and turtles? Dig into this beginner’s guide to reptiles from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561459070
  • Publication date: 08/01/2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • ISBN: 9781561459087
  • Publication date: 08/01/2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

Got a fan of snakes, lizards, and turtles? Dig into this beginner’s guide to reptiles from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.

“Well designed for classroom use, or as a browsing book for children fascinated by reptiles.” ―Booklist

In About Reptiles, former teacher and author Cathryn Sill explains the basic characteristics that all reptiles share, while offering a look at the animals that fall into this diverse category, including ever-popular lizards, snakes, and turtles.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides detailed illustrations that depict reptiles in their habitats and highlight their unique aspects. An afterword provides more detail on each reptile, inspiring further learning.

About Reptiles is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science and animal life units.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Reviews

“Well designed for classroom use, or as a browsing book for children fascinated by reptiles.” ―Booklist

“[This] book’s main strength is its attractive, realistic portraits of the animals in their natural surroundings.” ―School Library Journal

Awards

Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction for Children (Recommended) ―National Council of Teachers of English, 2000

Pick of the Lists ―American Booksellers Association, 1999

Children’s Media Award ―Parent’s Guide, 1999

Mockingbird List (Nominee) ―Texas Library Association, 2001-2002

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: AD460L
Themes: Reptile Behavior, Reptile haracteristics, Reptile Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 2: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology