Books Especially for Kids
The Mixed-up Chameleon
The chameleon's life
was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only
its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in
the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them — and ended up like all
of them at once — with hilarious results.
Catchy, rhyming text
draws the reader into this informative book. Detailed color illustrations
and descriptive language bring to life the many animals in the lizard
world, from "plain old lizards, gray and green" to those with "prickly
beards" and "frilly collars." There are many surprises! Some lizards with
scaly backs look more like dinosaurs. A snake-like lizard lunches on moths
and crickets. The Meller's Chameleon has a long, long tongue for zapping
flies. Some lively lizards swim, while other lizards cross a river on
their legs! The Flying Dragon lizards really do soar through the sky.
Three pages of smaller pictures at the back of the book duplicate the
larger ones at the front. They identify each lizard and recap the page on
which each creature appears. This is a great way to learn about lizards.
Exotic Pets Handbook
Here is valuable
general information for animal hobbyists whose preferences run toward the
unusual. Individual chapters are devoted to descriptions and care of
amphibians, lizards, tortoises, snakes, and an assortment of
invertebrates. Readers will find full-color illustrations of all
creatures, plus helpful tables and charts for quick reference.