Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 6.4
Lexile Measure®: 970L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- General Nonfiction
- Endangered Animals and Welfare
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Visual Arts
About This Book
Jim Arnosky shares his adventures seeking and finding the elusive, once endangered North American crocodile. From the author's green canoe, young readers will travel on an exciting water safari and learn amazing facts about crocodiles, their habitat, and their behavior. And they will also discover how this threatened animal is being successfully protected.
Maps showing the North American crocodile range are included.
A bonus DVD will show footage of how the author did his research along the briny lower Atlantic coastlines. It will also show him sketching, photographing, and creating his paintings for the book. And kids will have the master himself to teach them how to draw crocodiles!
Also included in the amazing footage of incidents not recorded in the book is a toothless 80 year-old-crocodile whose jaws are so strong, he can eat without teeth!