Lerner Publications, 2012, grades 1-3.
A large, scaly animal with long jaws floats in the water. Its powerful tail swishes as it swims along. Did you just see an alligator? Or was it a crocodile? Become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart.
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Concise descriptions of similarities and differences among six pairs of look-alikes. Readers learn that both frogs and toads have bulging eyes, but a toad’s skin is rougher and drier than a frog’s; dolphins have pointed beaks while porpoises’ are smaller and curved; cheetahs and leopards can look identical at first glance; and butterflies are generally more colorful than moths. Differences in food gathering, physique, habitats, etc., are made clear. Colorful photographs abound. A ‘Who Am I?’ quiz and ‘Fun Facts’ page are included in each volume. Audiences will come away with the ability to distinguish these seemingly twin-like twosomes. Fun, eye-opening titles for browsing and classroom research.
This easy-to-read and informative text highlights the differences between two animals that may look alike but are actually unique in terms of feeding, habitat, growth, and predatory behavior. Dissimilarities in appearance are also covered. Close-up photographs, large type, and brightly colored pages along with descriptive sidebars and ‘Fun Facts’ enhance accessibility for young readers.
Each book in this exciting new series takes two similar animals and does an exceptional job of comparing and contrasting their features and lives. The books are full of interesting photographs presented side by side, highlighting the attributes that make each animal special. Along with the accompanying text there are colorful captions focusing on a certain feature of each animal. The many close-up photographs give the reader an excellent perspective of the features that make each animal special and different from the other. The books end with a ‘Who Am I?’ page, and a ‘Fun Facts’ page. This series is a wonderful way to capture the attention of the young scientist.