Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Reptiles/Sobre los reptiles

A Guide for Children/Una guía para niños

English Edition: About Reptiles: A Guide for Children

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

Now in a bilingual edition! A first glimpse into the world of reptiles from Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.

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

In About Reptiles/Sobre los reptiles, former teacher and author Cathryn Sill explains the basic characteristics that all reptiles share, while offering a look at the animals that fall into this diverse category, including ever-popular lizards, snakes, and turtles. Spanish translations sit right below English text for easy reading, and an afterword provides further detail on each animal portrayed.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides detailed illustrations that depict reptiles in their habitats and highlight their unique aspects.

About Reptiles / Sobre los reptiles is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science and animal life units.

Also available from Cathryn and John Sill:
About Reptiles
Sobre los reptiles: Una guía para niños (About Reptiles, Spanish Edition)

Format: Paperback
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-909-4
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Page Count: 40
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English/Spanish
AR Level: 2.5
Lexile: AD500L
Themes: Reptile Behavior, Reptile Characteristics, 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

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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.