The Reptile Club

Maureen Fergus
Elina Ellis

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.

978-1-77138-655-5 | Sep 4, 2018
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 9 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0156-8 | Sep 4, 2018
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99

Awards & Reviews

“This testament to imagination, confidence, and entrepreneurship offers refreshing takes on learning about animals and how to make friends.”
— Kirkus Reviews, July 2018
“An appealing picture book especially for reptile fans.”
— Booklist Online, September 2018
“... surprising and funny ...”
— The Globe and Mail, October 2018
“... 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, January 2019
“... a funny, laugh-out-loud story ...”
— Resource Links, March 2019
2020 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Honour Book
2019 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Finalist
2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2018 - The Globe 100: Favourite Books of 2018, The Globe and Mail, Listed
2018 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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