The largest reptiles alive have fearsome reputations! Crocodiles wait patiently for a fish or bird to capture dinner. They can shoot out of the water and run swiftly on four legs. Mainly found in warm wetlands, alligators can survive in frozen water as long as their nostrils are above the ice. Living on almost every continent, alligators and crocodiles can really surprise you.
About the series: Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.
Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.