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Where do alligators live? How big do they grow? Are they dangerous to people? What sounds do they make? Now noted artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky brings the fascinating world of alligators to life. You will feel as if you are standing on the edge of a swamp-staring right into an alligator's eyes.
Introduction to lizards. Includes green iguanas, Komodo dragons, geckos, anoles, chuckwallas, skinks, and Gila monsters.
Where do owls live? How do they see so well at night? What do owls eat? How can you tell if an owl lives near you? Noted artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky gives young readers a glimpse of the owls' night world. You will see owls swooping toward their prey and caring for their young. You will find out surprising things about these night hunters. Here is a wondrous introduction for the young nature observer. This book is made more wonderful by the excellent picture descriptions. Children who are blind will no longer wonder what the different owls look like.
Have you ever wondered about rattlesnakes? How dangerous are they? Do rattlesnakes bite people? Where do rattlesnakes live? How many kinds of rattlesnakes are there? This book answers all these questions and more. It is all about rattlesnakes! The picture descriptions make this an especially useful book.
JIM ARNOSKY is the award-winning author and illustrator of more than 45 books for children. For this book, he drew on years of careful observation of wild turkeys in his home state of Vermont and other parts of the country. His vibrant, detailed illustrations are based on his own photography and video taken in the wild.
A BABBLING BROOK may look peaceful on the surface, but look closer--it's full of life! So grab your net, it's time to go exploring. Over there in a slow pool, a crayfish is bulldozing among the pebbles for food. And here, a salamander-sits on a stone made smooth by the cool water rushing past. Do you spy the raccoon tracks left in the soft soil? Or the chickadee perched in the brookside brush? A whole world awaits, maybe even in your own backyard. From acclaimed naturalist and author Jim Arnosky comes this informative guide to brooks and streams that is perfect for the classroom or the young scientist. Through his lively illustrations and engaging text, kids are encouraged to safely touch and discover--instilling a lifelong appreciation for the natural world.
Join renowned wildlife artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky on a breathtaking safari through crocodile country, deep in the Florida Everglades. Can you spot the crocodiles camouflaged in the murky swamps? What do they look like? How do they hunt? What is their habitat? As you paddle along through the mangrove creeks you will also find many other wild creatures--from deadly diamondback rattlesnakes by toxic poisonwood trees, to beautiful roseate spoonbills, to slow-climbing tree crabs. Jim Arnosky's majestic paintings will give readers a you-are-there experience with the American crocodile, one of nature's most brilliant survivors, which has inhabited the earth since the days of the dinosaurs!
Dolphins are swift, graceful masters of the ocean. But when a pod of dolphins gets stranded on a sandbar, it is up to a few dedicated people to save them, bringing the dolphins to the safety of a lagoon and protecting them until they are strong enough to swim back out to sea. Jim Arnosky presents an intimate look at a dolphin rescue, revealing the challenges and the drama of saving dolphins on the sand.
The hill behind the Arnosky farm is a wild and rugged place. Every autumn, just before the onset of winter, a bear shows up, as if without him the seasons would not change. Is he king of the hill, or is he an intruder? Look at life on the hill as Jim Arnosky enters the heart of this wilderness, and decide for yourself.
If you were a wild. raccoon, You'd hunt at night by the light of the moon. You'd catch some crawdads where they crawl, And gobble them up -- shells and all! It's suppertime in the wild--and the animals are hungry! Clap your hands and sing along with renowned wildlife artist and folk musician Jim Arnosky in this catchy, factual picture book/song that follows animals as they engage in everyone's favorite daily activity--eating!
Did you ever wonder what it's like to be a wild turkey? In this playful new picture book by renowned wildlife artist and folk musician Jim Arnosky, readers are invited for an up close and personal look at life with Tom the Turkey and his flock, who are always on the lookout for hungry animals. From takeoff to landing, to flocking, squawking, and fleeing from danger -- this catchy spoken-word song (which can be downloaded from the Internet) is a hilarious way to learn fun facts about America's favorite big bird! Gobble, Gobble!
A long way from home, Sandy and Jack Casperin escape their abusive father and disappear into Crocodile Swamp, a remote wilderness in the Florida Keys. With nothing but their wits and limited supplies, the boys must learn to fend for themselves as they survive surrounded by snakes, massive crocodiles and a territorial hammerhead shark. But it is only with the help of newfound friends?a local girl their age, and an old sailor (who might be a real pirate!)? that they can truly escape from their tragic past and make a new life for themselves. .
What's that hiding in the reeds? A diamondback terrapin? An American crocodile? A banded water snake? You'll know once you've had eye-to-eye encounters with the incredible reptiles in this book. Acclaimed naturalist Jim Arnosky will bring out your inner explorer as he explains how to identify venomous snakes and their non-venomous cousins, where to find a 200-pound lizard, how to avoid becoming an alligator's lunch, and much more. Bring the wilderness right into your room--or use this book as a guide for your next expedition!
Manatees, Mother Nature's "sea cows," are gentle creatures that live in shallow coastal waters. They have no predators in the wild, yet they are an endangered species, their biggest threat coming from humans who unknowingly hit them with boats. Here is the story of one such manatee and the efforts to help her and her calf after she is injured. This dramatic rescue story illustrates the importance of protecting manatees in their natural habitat. Arnosky pairs his simple telling with beautiful paintings that capture the essence of these gentle giants.
Acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky helps birds and imaginations take glorious flight in this breathtaking nonfiction picture book with six giant gatefolds. Arnosky will draw out kids' inner explorer as he explains why there are no feathers on a vulture's head, which bird is the deep-diving champ, what makes an owls's wings perfectly silent in flight, and much more. Readers can use this gorgeously illustrated book to bring the wilderness right into their rooms-or as a guide on their next expedition.
Beckoned by its alluring landscape, Jim Arnosky describes the desert's most famous residents -- Gila monsters, snakes, lizards, and a variety of birds of prey. A keen observer, he also spies some creatures that may surprise readers: the desert deer, pronghorn antelope, and bighorn sheep. Arnosky adds a wealth of enlightening facts about desert creatures to make this a fascinating record of the American southwest.
When children learn to recognize and read animal tracks they're actually mastering an ancient language of shapes and patterns--and gaining knowledge of the natural world. This is the perfect gift for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist. Jim Arnosky has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children by the Eva L. Gordon Award and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books have been chosen as ALA Notable Books, including Drawing from Nature, a Christopher Award-winner. Wild Tracks! is Jim's 100th book for children. Image descriptions present.
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