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Crocodile Safari

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
An exciting crocodile safari in the wilds of Florida!

Jim Arnosky shares his adventures seeking and finding the elusive, once endangered North American crocodile. From the author's green canoe, young readers will travel on an exciting water safari and learn amazing facts about crocodiles, their habitat, and their behavior. And they will also discover how this threatened ani
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press
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Feb 11, 2009 Tasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Journey with Jim Arnosky into the mangrove swamps and learn all about the American crocodile, its habitat and its life. This nonfiction picture book is accompanied by Arnosky's paintings that capture the wonder and grandeur of this animal. The reader follows Arnosky through the swamps and into hidden corners where crocs swim and bask in the sun. Readers will feel the thrill of exploration and discovery along with the author.

The paintings and language ask children to stretch a bit and think when
Apr 02, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-nonfiction
Fascinating info on American crocodiles, who live mostly down in Florida, and should not be confused with alligators. Arnosky and his wife spent several weeks observing and counting these reptiles. His lush paintings of crocs fill the book along with other native animals of Florida. Arnosky continues to turn out outstanding nature books.
Jessica Bennett
Dec 03, 2013 Jessica Bennett rated it really liked it
This is a really, really good book for anyone who is needing or just enjoys learning about crocodiles. It offers a lot of information but it written in more of a story like ton. The illustrations are also phenomenal and very helpful. There is even more detailed information at the end of the book too along with a DVD. The illustrations add a lot to the book.
Jul 06, 2010 Charlyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Gr. 3 and up
Jim Arnosky and his wife searched for crocodiles in the Florida Everglades. Their explorations provided the material for the double-page spreads of Arnosky's paintings of the swamps and the crocodiles they located. Arnosky is an outstanding nature/wildlife illustrator and this book follows in that tradition.
Jul 30, 2010 Christopher rated it liked it
Arnosky does a good job in describing his hunt for the crocodile in Florida's Everglades. I like that he counted and described each of the 20 crocs he found. I really felt like I was right there, learning about the animal right along with the author and his wife. The paintings were nice but I wonder if photographs would have been better.
Jessica L.
Jul 24, 2013 Jessica L. rated it liked it
Shelves: informational
This book is about crocodiles and their habitats. It is written in simple language so students will be able to understand.

Themes: crocodiles, habitats, wildlife, endangered species.

This could be used when talking about habitats and different animals.
Tara Choate
Jul 17, 2012 Tara Choate rated it really liked it
I've never been too interested in crocodiles (or alligators) but this was really excellent. I love the story-telling style. Great info and good drawings.
Alexis Demaria
Oct 14, 2013 Alexis Demaria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
loved it, great book for little boys that love crocodiles!
Apr 25, 2013 Megen rated it it was amazing
This is a fun informational text that takes readers on a Safari through the Everglades of Florida. In the book, readers learn about crocodiles and alligators, their differences and their lifestyles.
Sep 20, 2013 Scbrajer rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! The illustrations were awesome! Not much more that is amazing as the crocodile!
Dec 02, 2009 Kari rated it liked it
I really like how Arnosky's books are turning more into details of his research trips.
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Dec 01, 2015 Javier Campero rated it it was amazing
This book was a lot of fun!!!! boys will enjoy the adventure
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Jim Arnosky was born in New York City, NY Sept 1, 1946. He was raised in Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from high school in Philadelphia and joined the US Naval Reserves. His active duty took him to Maryland and Bremerhaven, Germany.
In 1976 Jim and his wife Deanna moved to Vermont with their two daughters where they have lived in an old farmhouse for the past 28 years. 17 of those years were spent ra
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