Can You Tell a Gecko from a Salamander?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Look-Alikes

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A small animal with a long body and short legs crawls along the ground. Suddenly, a hungry snake attacks. The animal runs away. But it leaves its tail behind!

Did you just see a salamander? Or was it a gecko? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-8800-5
$31.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category Animals, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003190
Dewey 597.8'5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147530
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Varied close-up and annotated photographs accompany a lively text that compares and contrasts geckos, which are reptiles, with salamanders, which are amphibians. Areas covered include birth and growth cycles, physical differences, and defensive techniques of each species. The colorful layouts are busy but will draw in curious students of nature.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“Each book in this exciting new series takes two similar animals and does an exceptional job of comparing and contrasting their features and lives…. This series is a wonderful way to capture the attention of the young scientist.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“All three titles are filled with sharp, colorful photographs with engaging close-ups of special characteristics.” —School Library Journal

Booklist

“Kids are always going to capture bugs in jars and chase lizards into the weeds, not because they’re cruel but because they’re curious. The Animal Look-Alikes series funnels this curiosity into teachable moments by providing young ones with the tools to look at these animals with a scientific eye.” —Booklist

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Look-Alikes

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