Alligator or Crocodile?
Alligator or Crocodile?
by Melissa Stewart
Which Animal is Which?
Enslow, 2011
for Grades 1-3
ISBN 978-076603-677-2
Paperback 978-159845-234-1
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Salamander or Lizard? Shark or Dolphin?
How Do You Know?
How can you tell an alligator from a crocodile? It’s isn’t easy. Both animals are reptiles and they have similar lifestyles. But if you take a close look you can see how they are different. This fun, informative book provides all the tips and hints young readers will need to discover the differences between gators and crocs.
Research Notes
“The idea for this series began with butterflies and moths, but it didn’t take long for gators and crocs to find a spot on my list of titles. These deadly reptiles look similar and they are closely related, so I know kids would be curious about how they are different.

"I read a lot about these animals in books and I spoke with scientists who study them, but my favorite part of the research was getting a close-up view of the crafty critters during a family trip to Florida.”

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