An appealing, colorful companion to the authors' Bugs introduces each of 16 North American reptiles and amphibians with a humorous illustration and a rhymed couplet--e.g., ""Peeking from Grant's sailor suit/was a California Newt."" Each facing page provides a carefully labeled drawing of the species and a paragraph of specific information--including the life cycle, special features and adaptations, scientific name, sex, and size. At the end, ""picture glossaries"" show the development of frogs and toads from egg to adult; a timetable for common species; the internal anatomy of a frog or toad (Class Amphibia) and a lizard (Class Reptilia): and the scale patterns of a lizard. While many of these species have a limited range, this is an unusually attractive introduction to some representative reptiles and amphibians. Glossary; range maps; scientific classifications; bibliography; index.