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Title:
Gecko
ISBN:
9780763698850
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019

©2017 text and illustrations
Physical Description:
28 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Summary:
"Meet the gecko--the escape artist of the lizard world! Hawks and rats would love to catch one for their dinner, but the gecko's amazing ability to protect itself keeps it safe for another day. With cunning camouflage, feet covered with tiny hairs for gripping (even upside down!), and the ability to drop its tail as a decoy, the gecko is more than a match for its pursuers. The creators of the award-winning Flight of the Honey Bee team up again for a look at a remarkable lizard"--Jacket.
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The creators of the award-winning Flight of the Honey Bee team up again for a look at a remarkable lizard: the gecko.

Meet the gecko, the escape artist of the lizard world. Hawks, rats, and snakes would love to catch one for their dinner, but the gecko's amazing ability to protect itself and outsmart predators keeps it safe from day to day. The gecko is more than a match for its pursuers, using clever camouflage and dropping its tail as a decoy to evade them. And even beyond its escape abilities, the gecko is fascinating, with feet covered in tiny hairs for gripping (even upside down!) and eyes that it cleans with its tongue. This wonderful introduction to one of the coolest lizards on the planet will captivate amateur scientists.


Author Notes

Raymond Huber has been a social worker, gardener, primary school teacher, lecturer, writer, and editor. He is the author of Flight of the Honey Bee, illustrated by Brian Lovelock, as well as other books for young readers . Raymond Huber lives in New Zealand.

Brian Lovelock is a scientist and painter whose books for children include Roadwork . Construction, and Demolition, all written by Sally Sutton, and Flight of the Honey Bee, written by Raymond Huber. Brian Lovelock lives in New Zealand.