Lizards (Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2)

Lizards (Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2)

by Nic Bishop


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Another title from Nic Bishop's award-winning Animal Series, adapted for the youngest readers.

Leaping lizards! And climbing, crawling, creeping lizards too! Now even the youngest readers can join Sibert Medal-winning photographer and biologist Nic Bishop as he takes a closer look at the world's most amazing animals. In this book, Nic introduces fun facts about lizards and their bodies, habits, and life cycle. The simple, easy-to-read text is perfect for beginners, and the eye-catching photographs will delight naturalists of all ages. This reader includes a brief author's note, glossary, and accessible visual index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545605694
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him online at

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Lizards 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Thomas_Stephens on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is all about lizards! The format is a picture on one page and some information about the depicted reptile on the opposite page.I suppose you could attach this book to a lesson on biomes - maybe habitat destruction? I think this book would be at home in any low level biology class.This book was okay. I definitely would have enjoyed it more in my younger days. It has some great close-up pictures and some neat information about the different species of lizards out there.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an example of a survey book done right. Nic Bishop's writing is as clear, focused and fascinating as his stunning photographs. The text is well-formatted, sidebar captions give more detail about the pictured lizard, even indicating the scale of the photograph compared to the animal's actual size. I saw lizards I'd never seen, learned interesting facts, and was left with new-found appreciation for these hardy survivors. Bishop also leaves the reader with an authors note describing the difficulties of capturing some of these amazing photographs. I imagine this book would be hard to keep on the shelf.
Nicole_16 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Covering various types of lizards, Nic Bishop did an excellent job at telling the facts about each type. This book includes wonderful pictures about each type of lizard living. Not only will children enjoy this books, but adults will too. The pictures are captivating and the information is very informative. You will not want to just read this book once. This will be an excellent book to use in a science classroom. The teacher show the students different pictures for a bell ringer leading into the discussions of reptiles. The teacher can allow the students to look at pictures of the lizards and describe what they saw and come up with a name for the particular lizard. Then the teacher will read the students the facts on each lizard chosen in the class. Likewise, this book can aid students who are doing a book report on lizards. This book contains wonder information and can be very useful. It has enough information that the student may only have to use this one book. I really enjoyed reading the book. It contained a lot of facts about lizards that I did not know. The pictures were absolutely wonderful. I would use this book in a classroom. I would recommend this book to any teacher and anyone who is remotely interesting in lizards.
shillson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lizards is another great book from Nic Bishop. The photographs are stunning as always and the brief but informative text make it appealing for both younger and older students . The text includes large-font sentences for beginning readers and more detailed facts about the animals are included in the rest of the text. The captions provide interesting facts and identify the actual size of the lizards pictured so as not to be confused by the close up photographs. An index, glossary, and further reading are included. The author's note at the end explains how the photos were captured and help readers appreciate the amount of work and time it took for Bishop to capture each picture. The information is presented clearly and directly and the photographs clarify and extend the text. The size relationships are made clear and captions for the photographs are included. Suggested grade level: 2-5.