Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Reptiles

A Guide for Children (Revised) 

Bilingual Edition: About Reptiles/Sobre los reptiles

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

Now available in revised and bilingual editions, this guide is a thoughtful first glimpse into the world of reptiles.

About Reptiles explains the basic characteristics that all reptiles share, while offering a look at the animals that fall into this diverse category. An afterword provides further detail on the animals portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more.

Former teacher Cathryn Sill and noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, use clear, informative text and detailed illustrations to explain reptiles and everything that makes them unique.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-907-0
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-908-7
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 8
Language: English
F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: AD460L
Themes: Reptile Behavior, Reptile haracteristics, Reptile Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 2: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology


“Well designed for classroom use, or as a browsing book for children fascinated by reptiles.” ―Booklist

“[This] book’s main strength is its attractive, realistic portraits of the animals in their natural surroundings.” ―School Library Journal


Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction for Children (Recommended) ―National Council of Teachers of English, 2000

Pick of the Lists ―American Booksellers Association, 1999

Children’s Media Award ―Parent’s Guide, 1999

Mockingbird List (Nominee) ―Texas Library Association, 2001-2002

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.