Monitor Lizard

 
Cover: Monitor Lizard
 
 

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Summary

The Monitor Lizard is large; adults can grow up to 7 feet in length. A vicious predator that will eat anything it can fit into its mouth. Native to Africa, the Monitor Lizard has successfully established a new home in Florida, disrupting an already delicate ecosystem.

Specifications

  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 597.95'96--dc22
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781602796270): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2010
  • PDF (9781602797536): 32 pages, © 2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781602797536H): 32 pages, © 2010
  • Series: 21st Century Skills Library
  • Subseries: Animal Invaders

Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 137175
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.4
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Really Big Lizards
  • All About Monitor Lizards
  • It Was Such a Sweet Baby
  • Problems with Monitors
  • Can Florida Get Rid of Monitors
  • Map
  • Glossary
  • Find out More
  • Index
  • About the Author

Reviews

School Library Journal - Animal Invaders

Gr 4-6 Each volume begins with an exciting, true-life story of humans encountering these creatures in unexpected places. The books continue with too-brief sections describing life cycle, diet, natural habitat, and natural predators, and then focus on how each animal has moved to a new habitat (thanks to humans) and turned into an invasive species there. The clear but slightly dry narratives are surrounded by ample white space, and each page features large, sharp, color photographs of creatures or their habitats. Some of the photos (such as one of a sunset on an Australian beach in “Spotted Jellyfish”) are extraneous. Inset boxes with captions such as “21st Century Content” and “Life and Career Skills” discuss recent developments (including scientists’ new, more accurate term for jellyfishsea jellies) and related careers, and are intended to further classroom discussion. These books will be good jumping-off points for research, but children will need more in-depth materials in order to really learn about the animals. Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library, CA Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc..

Contributors

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Barbara A. Somervill writes children’s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.

 

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