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Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Paperback – November 7, 2006


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  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (November 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006445200X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064452007
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 2-4–Introductory titles with an environmentalist point of view. The first book offers facts about alligators and their habitat, followed by discussions of why they began to disappear, how their environment changed, and what has been done to save American alligators. Readers are asked to think of ways to save those in China, which continue to be endangered. An activity is included. Ice Caps discusses the need for balance in nature, the greenhouse effect, and what can be done to help combat global warming. In both books, the information is detailed, but not overwhelming. However, the absence of chapters might hinder their use for reports. Colorful illustrations provide details that support the texts.–Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA
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Information and illustration work well together in this picture-book presentation about alligators, their history, and their contribution to a unique ecosystem. After quickly tracing the ancestors and relatives of the alligator from the Jurassic period to the present, the author explains that during the dry season in Florida, alligators seek out damp muck and thrash about until they create a gator hole. As water seeps in from below, the hole draws many species of animals. The alligator is known as a "keystone species," without which this particular ecosystem would not exist. The text also presents the dramatic story of how alligators were brought to the brink of extinction before making a remarkable comeback. The book concludes with a simple activity, making a model of a gator hole, and a page of "Gator Facts." Simplified yet not anthropomorphized, the clearly delineated paintings feature alligators and other animals as the focal points of well-composed scenes. Another well-designed, effective presentation from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Carolyn Phelan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Crossett on January 9, 2007
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Yet another excellent title from the let's read and find out science series. My 5 yr. old really enjoys it, and is gaining valuable knowledge about this fascinating species.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Moreton on February 19, 2011
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beautiful illustrations and excellent narrative - I learned a lot and it really puts the alligators' importance in the ecosystem into perspective, presenting them as 'keystone species' essential for the health of the everglades and its species. my 4 yr old loves this book - and it would be excellent for kids up through school age -
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Day on December 28, 2010
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Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
My husband and I vacationed quite a bit in the everglades but we didn't know about alligator holes. So when I ordered this book I had no idea even what an alligator hole was. I learned a lot from this book. Alligators find places where water leaks up thru the limestone and they wallow out a puddle for themselves to stay wet and cool. Then other creatures come to the water and seeds are dropped and soon there is an entire environment in the alligator hole. Fascinating. My son and I love the "Let's read and find out" books but this one was especially interesting and informative.
Hopefully one of these days we'll go back to the everglades with our son and we'll get to see an actual alligator hole, and we'll understand what we are seeing at last.
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By M. King on December 9, 2010
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During reptile week at home, we read this book to learn why alligators are so important to the animal kingdom. This book taught us exactly what I was hoping it would.
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