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LIZARDS AT LARGE
21 Remarkable Reptiles at Their Actual Size
written & illustrated by Roxie Munro
ABOUT THE BOOK
Legless lizards. Gliding geckos. In Roxie Munro’s newest journey into the animal kingdom, twenty lizards are illustrated true-to-size, moving from terrifically tiny to cool and colossal!
Some of them swim! Some of them fly! But all of these lizards are sure to leap into young conservationists’ imaginations.
Whether it’s familiar friends like gila monsters and komodo dragons or fun new faces like green plumed basilisks and thorny devils, Munro’s vibrant colors and patterns are as eye-catching as they are accurate. This dazzling nonfiction picture book invites you to follow these creatures into their habitats and encounter them up close.
Complete with a detailed index, glossary, and further resources to engage readers’ curiosity, Munro’s expedition into the world of weird animals educates and entertains. With bite-sized (or skink-sized!) pieces of information and dynamic, true-to-size illustrations, budding scientists won’t believe their eyes… and they won’t believe how many amazing animals there are to discover.
ABOUT ROXIE MUNRO
Roxie was born in Texas, and grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. She has been a working artist all her life, for a while freelancing in Washington DC as a television courtroom artist. It was great training for life drawing, concentration under pressure, and making deadlines. Clients included CBS, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.
She also creates oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings, primarily cityscapes, which are exhibited widely in the US in galleries and museums. Roxie’s work is in numerous private, public, and corporate collections.
Roxie Munro studied at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore), earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Hawaii, attended graduate school at Ohio University (Athens), and received a Yaddo Fellowship in Painting. She lectures in museums, schools, libraries, conferences, and teaches in workshops.
Many oils and watercolors are views from the roof of her sky-lighted loft studio in Long Island City, New York, just across the East River from her home in mid-Manhattan. Roxie is married to the Swedish writer/photographer, Bo Zaunders ( www.bozaunders.com).