Monday, July 19, 2010

Nonfiction Monday -- Alligators and Crocodiles

Alligators and Crocodiles by Gail Gibbons. NY: Holiday House, 2010. Available now.

Gail Gibbons is well known for her beautifully illustrated nonfiction books for preschoolers and the early elementary grades, and this is no exception.

With her usual detailed pen and ink plus watercolor illustrations, she shows the many things about Alligators and crocodiles are the same, AND the many ways that they are different.

I had always thought that Alligators lived in the Americas and Crocodiles were Europe/ Africa, but that is no longer true. There now are Crocks in the southern United States! Two maps show their habitats.

Additional factoids and a Web site suggestion for further research complete the package.

More Nonfiction Monday reports can be found at In Need of Chocolate. Enjoy.

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