Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary author
  Tortoise, Tree Snake, Gator, and Sea Snake: What is a Reptile?
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Martin Goneau
Millbrook Press / Lerner
  kindergarten to grade 3
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book, interactive book, and AudiseeĀ® eBook with Audio
Animal Groups Poem
Classifying Animal Groups
Reptiles Coloring Page
Reptiles Poster (14x9")
Tortoise, Tree Snake, Gator, and Sea Snake:
What is a Reptile?

What is a reptile? Turtles, iguanas, crocodiles, and many other creatures are all reptiles!

Clever rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and comical illustrations from Martin Goneau explain the traits that all reptiles have in common and help you determine which creatures belong in this scaly group. Animal names are printed in color for easy identification, and the goofy CATegorical cats make learning fun!


“The energetic rhyming text and zany cartoon illustrations will captivate students and make it fun to learn about what makes each group distinctive. Goneau’s cartoon creatures nicely complement the facts that Cleary imparts in his rhythmic narrativeā€¦ Solid additions to the series.” (School Library Journal, Series Made Simple)

“Learning about common organisms is important in developing an interest in science among youngsters, and this book does that exceedingly well.” (Science Books & Films)

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