Got a fan of snakes, lizards, and turtles? Dig into this beginner's guide to reptiles from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About... series.
Author and educator Cathryn Sill explains in simple language the basic characteristics that all reptiles share, while offering a look at many of the animals that fall into this diverse category, including ever-popular lizards, snakes, and turtles.
The beautifully detailed paintings of noted wildlife illustrator John Sill depict reptiles in their habitats and highlight their unique aspects. An afterword provides more detail on each reptile, inspiring further learning.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"Well designed for classroom use, or as a browsing book for children fascinated by reptiles." —Booklist
"[This] book's main strength is its attractive, realistic portraits of the animals in their natural surroundings." —School Library Journal