After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary

Dr. Brady Barr and Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558371

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Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.

Reading Level
Lexile
NC580L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
O
ATOS
3.8
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Marine Life People & Places Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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