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An investigative look at seven backyard habitats to see how many critters you can find!

All of the reptiles in the forest – from the largest crocodiles to the smallest skinks – have been invited to the reptile ball! The rhyming tale includes a section with facts about each reptile  in the back.

When Clee’s new baby brother is born, her uncle brings her a pet turtle as a surprise. When winter comes, Clee is sad to find her turtle cold and still, and she buries him in the compost heap. But when spring arrives, with it comes a happy surprise!  This book introduces the concept of hibernation, as well as sharing the growing bond between two siblings.