Gr 7 Up-A delightful homage to a member of the reptile family. Cherry covers the basics on these creatures: what they are, what they do, and how they live, as well as the myths and folklore surrounding them. He also looks at aspects of pop culture inspired by these animals: rock bands named after them; song lyrics devoted to them; and lizards in art, advertising, and in the movies. The author's conversation with a gecko is followed by a list of the "Top Ten Things Humans Can Learn from Lizards." He also includes a few words from a veterinarian, a herpetologist, and a self-taught expert on the creature. Teenagers will love this tongue-in-cheek, entertaining book that provides a wealth of information.-Cynde Marcengill, Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC
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