A full-color, nonfiction picture book about how reptiles adapt to their environments to survive and thrive in the natural world!
A lizard that walks on water? A snake that slithers sideways? These are animal adaptations! In Water-Walking, Sidewinding, and Other Remarkable Reptile Adaptations
, children ages 5 to 8 learn how and why the green basilisk lizard runs on the water's surface, along with the very good reasons sidewinder snakes move the way they do. Explore these reptile adaptations and more with vivid illustrations, layered text, a hands-on activity, and plentiful back matter that motivates readers to further investigate the remarkable adaptations of reptiles. An acrostic poem at the beginning of the book offers a language-based entry into science details. Perfect as a read aloud or early reader for science-curious kids! Water-Walking, Sidewinding, and Other Remarkable Reptile Adaptations
is part of a set of five books in the Picture Book Science series that explore strange-but-true tales of adaptation. Other titles in this series include Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations
; Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations
; Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations
and Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations
About the Picture Book Science series and Nomad Press
- Provides layered text and back matter that encourages more in-depth discovery
- Promotes a sense of awe and wonder about the natural world
- Uses humor to engage children's attention
- Promotes cross-curriculum learning through poetry
- Includes a hands-on, science-minded project to help support and reinforce deeper learning
- Meets Next Generation Science Standards in ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity for grades K through 2.
Nomad Press books in the Picture Book Science
series present real-world examples of science topics that kids find fascinating! These nonfiction picture books consist of engaging narratives paired with detailed, accurate illustrations and layered text that offers ample opportunity for discussion and reflection. Elementary-aged children are equipped to recognize basic science concepts and identify the different ways they are demonstrated in real life, while being impressed with the idea that science is a constant part of our lives and not limited to classrooms and laboratories.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.