Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards
“Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards is highly recommended and will greatly appeal to young naturalists.”
Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards is a welcome addition to nonfiction resources for curious kids.
This 48-page book includes a glossary and index plus chapters that explore how the average “Joe Lizard” lives, eats, and reproduces.
One chapter is devoted to the Stars of the Lizard World such as the 10-foot Komodo Dragons or Oros that can weigh over 300 pounds, and the poisonous Gila Monsters of the American Southwest.
Another chapter discusses the Lizard Olympians, where the reader learns about basilisks who can run on their hind legs across water as well as geckos with special loose skin that allows them to glide from tree to tree.
There is a section devoted to Keeping Lizards As Pets that explains why the author believes this is generally not a good idea; Mr. Collard also points out the requirements of those creatures that are kept in captivity.
A good balance is maintained between text and illustration. The text is kid-friendly and conveys lots of information in an easily accessible style while serving
up generous doses of humor. There are excellent captions and factoid boxes to highlight especially interesting details.
The amazing color photographs, some taken by the author, reveal details not only
about the animal but about its habitat as well.
Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards is highly recommended and will greatly appeal to young naturalists.