The Truth about Crocodiles is a whirl-wind tour of all things crocodilian. Learn about their cousins, their lifestyle and how to stay safe. With humour and excellent illustrations, Maxwell Eaton helps children learn about this amazing class of animals.
What I am Reviewing
The Truth About Crocodiles: Seriously Funny Facts about your Favorite Animals.
Maxwell Eaton III (author and illustrator)
Roaring Brook Press
Softcover picture book
Non-fiction, animals, nature study, crocodiles,
From writer/illustrator Maxwell Eaton III, The Truth About Crocodiles is the fifth installment in his hilarous series offering another lighthearted look filled with useful facts about crocodiles that will make you laugh so hard, you won’t even realize you’re learning something!
Did you know that crocs often keep rocks in their stomachs in order to stay underwater longer?
Did you know that baby crocs make sounds similar to kittens when they hatch?
Did you know that crocs have a lot of teeth, but don’t actually chew their food?
Discover these facts and more in this addition to the popular series that combines raucous amounts of humor with a surprising amount of information on beloved animal friends.
As you can see, the fun starts from the time you open the book. Bold illustrations bring excellent into play as you learn about a large, armoured predator, zipping through life with large teeth.
We learn about the types of crocodilians, the food they eat, nesting habits, where they live and what threatens them. We also learn how to stay safe when around them.
I love the brilliance in the illustrations, the humour… even though this book is geared to younger kids, made me laugh. Like really… a coon with kitchen utensils coming to feast on crocodile eggs being threatened by mama.. turns away muttering “who put these in my hands?” I snorted.
Should you Get it?
The truth about Crocodiles is a fun little book. Full of quips and interesting facts about crocodilians. If you are doing a study on crocodiles and want to meet their cousins this book will surely help. The bright images and the humour contained within, while providing good facts… makes this book a winner.
Crocodilians live in a wide variety of locations, you might find this unit study to be a perfect go-along.
If you want to know more about Crocodiles and their cousins. SchoolhouseTeachers.com has a course called the world of animals and one of their units focuses on this remarkable part of the animal kingdom.