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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Books to Read for National Reptile Day!

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7 picture books about reptiles

Happy National Reptile Day!  In honor of this auspicious occasion, I have compiled a list of 7 fun picture books featuring reptiles! Enjoy!


The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Watermelon Seed
by Greg Pizzoli
published by Disney Hyperion

You can't go wrong with anything by Greg Pizzoli.  
If you like Templeton, you'll love The Watermelon Seed.

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile
by Roald Dahl
illustrated by Quentin Blake
published by Puffin Books

My love for Roald Dahl is no secret here.

The Copy Crocs - a picture book about needing some time alone #introvert

The Copy Crocs
by David Bedford
illustrated by Emily Bolam
published by Peachtree Publishers

I received a copy of this from Peachtree and we have read it and read it.  My kids and I love it and you will too!

The Brief Thief - a hilarious picture book that will make up laugh out loud!  SO FUNNY!

The Brief Thief
by Michael Escoffier
illustrated by Kris di Giacomo
published by Enchanted Lion Books

This is still one of the funniest picture books I've ever read.  Seriously.  I laughed out long for an embarrassing amount 
of time the first time I read it.

The Lady with the Alligator Purse

The Lady with the Alligator Purse
by Nadine Bernard Westcott
published by LB Kids

This is one to really get little imaginations going.  
Lots of fun to read aloud.

The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

The Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Eric Carle
published by Harper Collins

Who doesn't love Eric Carle?  I feel like The Very Hungry Caterpillar gets so much attention that some of his other fun books are overlooked.  Don't make that mistake on this one.

Manana Iguana - a Mexican twist on The Little Red Hen

Manana, Iguana
by Ann Whitford Paul
illustrated by Ethan Long
published by Holiday House

This one is a fun play on The Little Red Hen...
with a Mexican twist! 


Aren't these fun?!  Well, here's something else that's super fun:  a giveaway!!!  Peachtree Publishers is offering TEN Big Hair and Books readers the chance to win a copy of The Copy Crocs!! Enter below!