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The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

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Find out why boa constrictors swallow their meals whole, learn why gila monster's tails are so fat, and meet a lizard that is larger than most people.

As young readers turn the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, they will find that reptiles aren't really so "yucky." In fact, reptiles are among nature's most exotic and intriguing animals.

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 1989 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 1989)
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Megan Phillips
This book can be used to teach students about reptiles. It goes through every letter of the alphabet and describes one reptile for each letter. This book is great for teaching a unit about reptiles and using this for the explain or elaboration portion with students. I would read this book with the younger grades (K-2) because I think they would find it the most enjoying.

This book could be used with kindergarteners or Pre-K students to teach them more about the alphabet, and help them associate a
This book was very informational about reptiles. I enjoyed how many different reptiles were mentioned and researched upon. This book helps me have an idea of how to broaden a research units span from one animal species to multiple to choose from. I would use this book to add to my research unit for my class.
This book was awesome! It wasn't really yucky, unless you're a total baby about lizards and such.

It had a lot of animals we'd never heard of before and some of our old favorites. We learned such interesting, and yucky, things - like blood spurting out of the eye of a horned lizard to scare a predator away. Yeah, I'd run too. It has really great illustrations and a bit of humor mixed throughout.

My boys looked through it a lot and we read it many times before sending it back to the library. And I
Katie Roseveare
Love the art work. This could be used to compliment a science unit on reptiles, to get an idea of an animal to research on.
Hannah Woods
Week of October 9

This book is a good alphabet book. I have always liked the alphabet books that have useful and fun information in them. In this book, each letter of the alphabet is represented by a reptile who's name begins with that letter, and it has facts about each reptile.
Yates Marie
This book is really good for children to look at to help them learn the alphabet. For every letter, there is a reptile that goes a long with it. You need to make sure that the children will not be scared of some of the reptiles that are in the book.
May 23, 2013 Amy marked it as picture-books-read
Great information and short enough that preschool-aged children love it. For my full review:
Lam Nguyen
This a book that incorporates math and science together. Students can learn the alphabet as well as reptiles. Great pictures to represent the reptiles.
Deborah Harris
Dec 15, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
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I bought this for my 4 year old nephew, of course I had to read it first. It is fun and I learned a few things about certain yucky reptiles!
Good illustrations of reptiles - helps with name recognition. Some are kind of scary, some pretty cool looking. Wow - a lizard with a blue tongue!
I love this Jerry Pallotta book. It is so much more than an alphabet book. There is so much science in it.
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My full name is Gerard Larry Pallotta but my mom always called me "Jerry". I was born on March 26, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. My mom's name is Mary, and she came from a family of ten children. My dad's name is Joe, and he came from a family of five children. My grandparents were immigrants of Italian descent. I have the nicest parents in the world. They have always been unselfish and ready to ...more
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