Crocodiles & Alligators

Crocodiles & Alligators

by Seymour Simon


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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to some of the world’s fiercest reptiles: crocodiles and alligators!

Crocodiles and alligators may seem ferocious and scary, but renowned science author Seymour Simon confirms that they're also endlessly fascinating. Around since the time of dinosaurs, crocodiles and alligators eat without chewing, have three eyelids, and provide good living conditions for other animals.

Simon explores the wonders of these stealthy giants in an exciting up-close and personal way.

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these unique animals in this informative picture book.

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards. 

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about animals:

  • Big Cats
  • Butterflies
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Dolphins
  • Frogs
  • Gorillas
  • Horses
  • Insects
  • Penguins
  • Sea Creatures
  • Sharks
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Whales
  • Wild Babies
  • Wolves

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064438292
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 738,120
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Crocodiles & Alligators 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bpoche on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Crocodiles & Alligators is an exceptional survey of crocodilians and their behavior. Each page is accompanied by a full page picture of a crocodilian species. Physical characteristics and differences between alligators and crocodiles are discussed in detail. The pictures are beautiful, and Simon's prose flows very well from diet to motion to a brief look at life cycle. His use of equating dinosaurs to crocs is certainly to play to a younger audience, and it works. He ends with an example of alligators and their valuable impact on the environment of the Everglades. Very good and highly recommended to any middle school class interested in learning more about the family called crocodilian.