Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Lizard Lady - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

Join the Lizard Lady as she cuts her way through thick Caribbean forests searching for critically endangered St. Croix ground lizards. Hunted to extinction on the island of St. Croix by invasive species brought by colonizing farmers, these lizards are now only found on surrounding islands in the US Virgin Islands. Readers learn that scientists can be women and that the day in a life of a scientist can be anything but boring. Co-author Nicole F. Angeli IS the Lizard Lady--can she help save these animals?



My Review:

A Spring 2018 release from Arbordale Publishing, The Lizard Lady tells of Dr. Nicole F. Angeli and her mission to save an endangered species - St. Croix ground lizards.  Nicole is an actual person and has actually worked with these lizards, but the pictures are illustrated graphics.

As the Lizard Lady goes throughout the forests and islands, readers learn about the endangered species and why that is.  Insights are given on how St. Croix ground lizards live.  Readers are also given a glimpse of what it might be like to be a scientist working with animals.

The "For Creative Minds" section after the story shows a map of St. Croix and Surrounding Islands and gives some information on that area.  More detailed information is also given on St. Croix ground lizards and their adaptations.

Mongoose are considered an invasive species to the almost extinct lizards and we learn why.  Finally, there's a section about Dr. Nicole F. Angeli, Herpetologist.

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25 comments:

Peggy said...

I really don't have a favorite one. They are creepy to me.

Christa Bengtsson said...

I don't have a favorite, but my son loves snakes.

SueZH said...

I'm not a big reptile fan but I think the little ones that run around down in Florida are OK.

Mia Rose said...

I like watching the bearded dragons at the zoo.

clc408 said...

No reptiles, please! Not a fan at all.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

One of my favorites is the Chameleon! I had one as a teenager and they are just the most amazing creatures ever. :)

Jan Lee said...

I don't have a favorite reptile or amphibian. :(

bison61 said...

not a big fan, the green tree frogs are OK

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aperry said...

A king snake,

Kristen said...

I like Leopard Tortoises.

Heather B said...

My favorite is probably the skink!

Heather B said...

I guess I would say my favorite is the skink.

alena said...

i dont really like reptiles but my daughter does she always bring anything what crawls lol

Leela said...

The Iguana.

Ken Ohl said...

We love our Florida Iguana's

alissa apel said...

I like bullfrogs. They are so neat to look at.

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with one of your favorite reptile or amphibian species." Salamanders are pretty neat!

David B said...

TURTLES

Jana Leah B said...

I love tortoises.

Antoinette M said...

I like turtles.

Susan Smoaks said...

i guess i would have to say iguana but i do not want a pet iguana. i just like to see them in the wild.

Karen said...

Red Tail Boas :)

wen budro said...

I like snakes and lizards and frogs.

Candie L said...

Frogs and Turtles are my favorite animals. Thank you

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joe clark said...

I like when I find snakes in our garden.