The Reptile Club (Hardcover)

The Reptile Club By Maureen Fergus, Elina Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Reptile Club (Hardcover)

By Maureen Fergus, Elina Ellis (Illustrator)


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There are lots of clubs for Rory to join at his new school, but none seem quite right for him. So when his parents suggest he start his own club about something he loves, Rory knows exactly what it will be: a Reptile Club! He's positive that there are other kids out there who share his passion. He sets up his first meeting and then waits and waits for students to show up. Just as he is about to give up, Rory hears whispering in the hallway and hurries over to see who it is. To his astonishment, it's not his schoolmates who have arrived to attend the first meeting, but a crocodile, an anaconda and a gecko!

Popular, award-winning author Maureen Fergus's playful picture book is perfect for story time, with its laugh-out-loud appeal and clever twist on the meaning of “Reptile Club.” Loads of intriguing reptile facts are tucked into the story (for example, a gecko has to lick its eyeballs to keep them clean and moist!), making this an excellent choice for a life science lesson on the characteristics of reptiles. The details in Elina Ellis's lively, colorful illustrations encourage children to spend time examining each page. This is also a terrific book for a character education discussion about initiative, or for lessons on personal development and confidently pursuing one's own passions.
MAUREEN FERGUS is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Elina Ellis draws both digitally and using traditional media, creating her own books and illustrating books for others. She lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Product Details ISBN: 9781771386555
ISBN-10: 177138655X
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English
This testament to imagination, confidence, and entrepreneurship offers refreshing takes on learning about animals and how to make friends.—Kirkus Reviews

An appealing picture book especially for reptile fans.—Booklist Online

... surprising and funny ...—The Globe and Mail

... a great addition for any family with a little one interested in reptiles or as a gentle introduction to a new subject in school.—CM Magazine

... a funny, laugh-out-loud story ...—Resource Links