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1. I Wanna Iguana
2. Day of the Iguana (Hank Zipzer:
3. Manana, Iguana
4. The Night of the Iguana (New Directions
5. Green Iguana: The Ultimate Owner's
6. The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong
7. Iguanas for Dummies
8. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated
9. Me Too, Iguana (Sweet Pickles
10. Air Dance Iguana (Alex Rutledge
11. I Wanna Iguana
12. Sliced Iguana: Travels in Mexico
13. Iguana Handbook (Barron's Pet
14. The Green Iguana Manual (Advanced
15. Iguana Invasion!: Exotic Pets
16. Iguanas: Biology and Conservation
17. The Iguana Brothers: A Tale of
18. Iguana Corps of the Haganah
19. The Return of the Lone Iguana
20. Green Iguanas (Reptile Keeper's

1. I Wanna Iguana
by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2004-09-09)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$9.89
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Asin: 0399237178
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars CARE of a pet iguana is very involved!!
I agree fully with Zoe regarding "I Wanna Iguana" being a well written children's book, however, as a lover of iguanas, and for the sake of iguanas, I must stress to parents to NOT buy your child(ren) an iguana as a pet!

The actual care of iguanas is very involved and I wrote the following for two reasons: 1. this entry is intentionally rather lengthy (and still there is so much more about iguana care), so if this entry is too much for you to read, save the iguana and do not get one as a pet, and 2. if you are seriously considering getting an iguana, then perhaps some of my experiences will benefit your iguana (and please, please do a lot more research - beforehand!).

An iguana's diet does NOT consist of lettuce as stated in this book!!Lettuce has absolutely no nutritional value, and to feed an iguana solely lettuce would ensure a slow, painful death for him/her (I have read that some iguanas will prefer lettuce if introduced to it and may actually forsake nutritional foods).Iguanas have very special diets that consist of a wide variety of foods - and even if the pet store clerk may say all they need is vitamin supplement sprinkled on lettuce... very, very wrong!

Correct calcium and vitamin D intake levels for an iguana is crucial, which can only be attained from a proper iguana diet and sufficient exposure to direct sunlight (not through a window).Too much calcium and calcium deposits can form internally, causing organs to malfunction (i.e. in the bladder), or visibly under the skin (most likely a sign the prior has already occurred).Too little calcium and their bodies consume it from their bones.Not enough direct sunlight exposure (production of vitamin D), and the iguana cannot process the calcium, no matter how much calcium is given.It is a balance that cannot be achieved safely for the iguana by trial-and-error.

Also, iguanas need an environment that is both warm and moist all of the time - their native environment is tropical.Iguanas are cold-blooded creatures which means they cannot generate their own body heat.Sure, pet stores sell those electrical heat rocks, but they are very bad for all reptiles; not only do heat rocks hinder the iguana's digestion because of uneven heat distribution, but I have also seen an iguana's poor belly after it was burnt by one.The environment can be simulated, but any fluctuation or interruption (power outages, winter drafts, iguana escapes to a cold room) for even a brief period could mean death for the iguana.

And in response to Zoe's concern about caging an animal, it is possible to have an iguana roam freely in a room, though the entire room would have to be kept warm (consistently around 85° and up to 95° in the basking area), humid (65-75% humidity), and iguana-proofed.Not only proofed from other pets (dogs and iguanas generally don't cohabitate well), but given that iguanas lick every few steps they take - it is their way of smelling - they could potentially ingest harmful substances.And, especially when smaller, iguanas can get into places you wouldn't think possible!

Iguanas are extremely sensitive to their surroundings; one of mine died when I went on holiday for two weeks - a friend took him to his house and the iguana stopped eating.And similarly, another died just because I moved the aquarium to the other side of the room - he stopped eating, and refused to eat even after I moved everything back.I share these sad stories in the hopes to urge anyone who is considering an iguana as a pet to also consider the responsibilities involved and how properly caring for an iguana may impact everyday life.

I did have a very good experience with an iguana, but only because by then, I knew more about caring for an iguana and I had spent a lot of time with her from the day I brought her home.Summertime, I would attach a harness and leash and she sat on my shoulder at outdoor music festivals and the like, she would ride on the dashboard of my car - she went with me everywhere.But even tame as she was, every once in a while, she would still bite me, notably after having been basking (iguanas are very territorial - especially the males, and there's no way to tell their gender until they are at least a year and a half old).Iguanas can move quite fast when they are warm, and a bite from an iguana can be painful - they have strong, serrated jaws, and when they bite, they latch on and shake their heads from side to side.Also, their claws can get long and sharp and they have powerful legs (it is common to get scratched when holding an iguana and is quite possible for those scratches to become infected considering they may have walked in their poo).

Currently I am without iguana even though (though also because) I love them so much.It is for the reasons that I know that I can neither give one a proper environment nor devote the time necessary to spend with it so that it wouldn't just be that "nasty lizard that bites and whips me with his tail every time I get close."

And, like Zoe, I, too, am concerned that many children will want an iguana after reading this book, much like the wave of popularity that dalmatians rode after the movie "101 Dalmatians" was released - which resulted in scores of people getting a dalmatian without realising the commitment of having a high-energy, intelligent, working dog as part of their family (gosh, it wasn't at all like in the movie!).And, sadly, in turn, thousands of poor-quality dalmatians were produced by puppy mills, many of which had health and behavioral problems, and, many were neglected and/or abandoned.

This book should NOT be taken as advice on caring for iguanas - it is not as simple as the author makes it seem.I gave it a one-star review because I feel that the author did not do any research regarding care of iguanas and this story is misleading to both children and their parents on how "easy" it is to care for an iguana.I fear that many iguanas will suffer because of this book.However, if, by taking the time to write this, I have saved even one iguana from suffering dismal care, then I shall celebrate!

1-0 out of 5 stars Unfortunate message
This is a clever and well crafted book with a positive explicit message about responsibility and careful consideration of an issue, so I am sorry to give it a poor review, but it's important to consider one of the implicit messages in the book that is not so positive.

The book is about a child who wants to adopt a pet iguana. Through a series of notes between the child and his mom, the child convinces his mom that he is caring and responsible enough to have a pet iguana.

The problem is that the question of whether wild animals like iguanas should be caged as pets never arises. Although we learn that iguanas grow to be 6 feet, we aren't asked to consider whether such an animal ought to be confined in a small cage in a house to begin with.

Being caring and responsible includes asking such questions. I'm concerned that if this book becomes a big seller, there will be a lot of children buying iguanas which would, in my opinion, not be a good outcome.

I hope that this author will write more children's books, however, because she is a very talented writer for children. And I hope that she'll examine humane issues at a deeper level in her future books.

5-0 out of 5 stars RodneyG
I Thought the book was goingtobeboring.But,then I read it. I started reading it.It had funny looking characters and funny looking pets.The book was about a boy wanting a iguana and writing to his mother how bad he wanted it.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the FUNNIEST books I have ever read-period!
First, let me tell you that I have read MANY books!I have run the school book fairs for over 10 years.I love lots and lots of children's books but this one quickly jumped to the top of my favorite list.The illustrator is one of the best! The story is done in notes between a mother and her son, who is begging for a pet iguana.I dare you not to laugh out loud or have tears in your eyes from laughing!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great format!
I love the illustrator for this book but I also like the format. The young boy and his mother write notes back and forth to each other. It is good for young children to see the simple format of old fashioned letter writing. Plus the book is funny and the illustrations are phenomenal. ... Read more

2. Day of the Iguana (Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever #3)
by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Paperback: 160 Pages (2003-09-15)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.79
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Asin: 0448432129
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.

It's science project time in Ms. Adolf's class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what's on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl. Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn't counting on was his sister's pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one?

Illustrated by Carol Heyer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars HANK ROCKS!!!
The Hank Zipzer series of books are the greatest. Great job Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver ! They have such great (clean) humor and what memories it brings back from those awkward elementary school years. These books are geared not just for kids, but for adult enjoyment too. My son and I have read the first 4 and loved them all. They make for a nice book report for school too, each around 150 pages and they just whiz by. Another thing we like is that even from the first paragraph, it has your attention. :)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
As the back of the book says: "Hank Zipzer: He's smart. He's creative. He's funny. His pencils are sharpened. His binders are bound. He wants to do well in school - he really does. He tries not to be lazy, like his parents claim he is. So why is he always getting into trouble?" Maybe just because he is Hank Zipzer. Hank is blessed with good friends, a good family, and even exceptional intelligence. The problem is he has learning disabilities, and even though he tries hard, things do not always go as he plans. With the big science fair coming up, who can imagine the problems Hank will run into.

Hank comes up with a fantastic idea for his science project. He plans on trying to make the TV Guide on cable easier for kids with learning disabilities to read. He plans to take apart the family cable box and experiment with it. But while he has the box apart his sisters Iguana lays eggs in it. Zipzer must rethink his plan and deal with a nesting Iguana under his bed. Oh what an adventure.

Hank Zipzer Books:

1. Niagara Falls, or Does It?
2. I Got a "D" in Salami
3. Day of the Iguana
4. My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard
5. The Night I Flunked My Field Trip
6. Holy Enchilada!
7. Help! Somebody Get me out of Fourth Grade!
8. Summer School? What Genius thought That Up?
9. Zippety Zinger
10. My Dog's a Scaredy-Cat: A Halloween Tail
11. The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Went Down
12. Barfing in the Backseat: How I Survived My Family Road Trip
13. Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!
14. Life of Me
15. A Tail of Two Tails

5-0 out of 5 stars A great boy book.

This book talks about friends putting on a magic show for Hank's cousins.Frankie, one of Hank's friends, is the magician. He remembers that he wants to see a monster movie so Hank says he's going to record it.But he presses the wrong button. Frankie gets mad when they get home. Hank is so sorry he takes the cable box apart. They buy a new one the guy forthe cable company has a copy of the movie that Hank didn't record. Then Hank invites Frankie over to see the movie.I like this book because it has a good ending and it like he's talking to you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nicholas'Review
This is a good book because it has a lot ofaction. The book has a lot of action because Hank thought his sister iguana laid eggs in a cable box. Read on to see what happens.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Day of the Iguana
A story about three friends Hank, Frankie, and Ashley.Hank and his friends are a magic act they call themselves The Magik 3. Hank's twin cousins are turning four years old.The twin's parents hire a clown but the clown gets sick.Hank's aunt needs to find an act for the birthday party. She askes Hank if he and his friends would perform. Hank and his friends agree to perform.Then Frankie remembers that there is a monster movie marthon that he can't miss.Read the book to see what happens. ... Read more

3. Manana, Iguana
by Ann Whitford Paul
Paperback: 32 Pages (2005-07)
list price: US$6.95 -- used & new: US$0.25
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Asin: 0823419800
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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!Caramba! Iguana is planning a fiesta. Tortuga the tortoise, Gonejo the rabbit, and Gulebra the snake all want to come. But do they want to help Iguana deliver invitations or stuff the pinata or cook the food? No, no, and no!A lazy trio loses out in this clever update of the story of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist. A glossary of Spanish words is included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining Book for your little ones
I bought the version of this book with the CD. My 5 year loves to listen to the story as he follows along. We speak a lot of Spanish at home but there are certain things that without practice are not clearly understood or just plain forgotten and this book does a wonderful job of teaching the days of the week in Spanish. The voices made for the characters are funny and he has inmensely enjoyed this book. As a matter of fact, we discovered it at the local library and he has enjoyed it so much that we ended up deciding to get him his own copy. The glossary at the beginning of the book, before the start of the story, is also read on the CD and it reinforces the words and pronunciation before starting the story.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, multi-level picture book.
"Manana, Iguana" by Ann Whitford Paul and illustrated by Ethan Long is a funny, updated twist on "The Little Red Hen." Iguana's character is well-developed, as are the personalities of her friends Tortuga (tortoise), Culebra (snake), and Conejo (rabbit). Their excuses for not helping Iguana prepare for the Fiesta are hilarious, and I like how Ann changed up the ending.

This book succeeds on multiple levels. It is an endearing story with Spanish words and phrases interspersed throughout, giving it a wonderful Southwest flavor to go along with the setting. A Glossary and pronunciation guide of the Spanish words is included. Children will learn something about the Southwest's climate from the great illustrations, and they will learn some common Spanish words, including the days of the week.

"Manana, Iguana" is a book that's ideally suited for the classroom, the library, and every child's bookshelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
This book is wonderful on several levels. It teaches Spanish to kids overtly AND under the radar. The character names correspond to the Spanish word for each character, so a child begins to associate that word with a picture and doesn't even know they are learning Spanish. I think this is very powerful. Secondly, the story is a fun remake of "The Little Red Hen" and teaches the value of being helpful... and being a good friend. I eagerly await more titles from this author.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of my 4 year old's favorites!
This is an extremely clever book with adorable pictures, some basic Spanish interwoven throughout (including the days of the week), and a great lesson on helpfulness.

5-0 out of 5 stars Manana Iguana
My daughter got this book for her preschool class and they love listening to her read it again and again. The children remember the Spanish words and their meanings. The pictures really make this book special. ... Read more

4. The Night of the Iguana (New Directions Paperbook)
by Tennessee Williams
Paperback: 208 Pages (2009-10-30)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.46
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Asin: 081121852X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Now published for the first time as a trade paperback with a new introduction and the short story on which it was based.Williams wrote: “This is a play about love in its purest terms.” It is also Williams’s robust and persuasive plea for endurance and resistance in the face of human suffering. The earthy widow Maxine Faulk is proprietress of a rundown hotel at the edge of a Mexican cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean where the defrocked Rev. Shannon, his tour group of ladies from a West Texas women’s college, the self-described New England spinster Hannah Jelkes and her ninety-seven-year-old grandfather, Jonathan Coffin (“the world’s oldest living and practicing poet”), a family of grotesque Nazi vacationers, and an iguana tied by its throat to the veranda, all find themselves assembled for a rainy and turbulent night.

This is the first trade paperback edition of The Night of the Iguana and comes with an Introduction by award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the author’s original Foreword, the short story “The Night of the Iguana” which was the germ for the play, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar, Kenneth Holditch.

“I’m tired of conducting services in praise and worship of a senile delinquent—yeah, that’s what I said, I shouted! All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent and, by God, I will not and cannot continue to conduct services in praise and worship of this…this…this angry, petulant old man.”
        —The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, from The Night of the Iguana ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent play, Excellent Bonus Features!
I bought this New Directions Paperbook because I'd seen John Huston's masterful film adaptation many times and wondered how it might differ from the original.I think this is one of those rare occasions when the original and the film are equally great.What really moves me to write my first Amazon review, though, is not only Williams' masterpiece, but also the generous features that New Directions adds to it:a list of Williams' oeuvre, a chronology of his life, the Williams short-story that inspired his play, and three superb articles.The first is a beautiful and affectionate memoir by prize-winning playwright Doug Wright. Another is by Williams himself, a memoir about how he came to write "Iguana". Another - the best - is a keenly insightful essay by Kenneth Holditch about "Iguana" - very comprehensive about its theology and characters.All this for 14.95??? What a bargain! THANKS, New Directions!

1-0 out of 5 stars Disaster
The copy of Night of the Iguana was not as advertised. It had no dust jacket, and there were pencil markings in the text. In addition, it was badly molded and smelled atrocious. I would never buy from that seller again.

Kenneth Holditch

5-0 out of 5 stars Then why do you read it?
The review under mine is ridiculous.This person obviously knows nothing about Tennessee Williams.And incidentally, I have no interest in his email address which he egomaniacally implies one should look for.The characters in this play are not hysterical (except Shannon once when he goes off the deep end, and that's not hysteria come to think of it).This is a beautiful, moving, perceptive and exceptional play.I won't give away the plot in case anyone wants to read it.Williams wrote lots of good and some great plays.This is a great one.I came upon this review (and the one under it which is just inaccurate, the reviewer apparently has a hard time grasping what he reads, if he read it) because I just saw the movie of this play and want to reread it again.I've read it many times, and I love it.I think (though I'm not sure) that Bette Davis played Maxine in the original production, and unlike Ava Gardner's (who was perfect in the part), her "Ha!" was (as is described in the stage directions) an explosion, and occurred frequently.One scene I will give away.Shannon tells Hannah about a place where the animals go to deficate.The place is so poor and the people are so hungry, that the people go through the dung looking for and eating bits of undigested food.Hannah goes behind a tree and throws up.That was left out of the movie.This is a very kind and gentle play.And emotionally (all the Williams' plays I've read are, he used to be a hero of mine, I've outgrown him, except for this gem) and intellectually (not so customary) deep.(That word "deep" will I hope turn you on, not off.)Oh.My email address isn't listed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just The Usual Hysterical, Needy, Pathetic Losers Who "Can't Make It Through The Dark Night!!!"
In this book we once again have the obligatoryemotionally tortured characters which are repeated in Tennessee William's works ad infinitum and ad nauseum. In this book the reader is introduced to Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon who seeks refuge in a run down Mexican Hotel.From there on we have the usual hysteria which was a signature of Mr. William's works. It seems that all of his plays and books were about desperate, needy , pathetic people who couldn't "make it through the dark night.My favourite line in this book is "Oh God can we please stop now?" which is exactly what I suggest Mr. Williams should have done with his typewriter.My new Email address is now available although you might have to hunt for a couple of hours on the Internet to find it!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars May the Beast be Released.
The best play of Tennessee's late period, The Night of the Iguana features one of his best characters, in the shape of Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a self-hating, sexually angst ridden, anti-reverend, for whom life is now breaking down, again.

Into the hidden Mexican hotel run by the America ex-pat Maxine comes Shannon, again to reconcile his life, where he meets the vagabond painter Hannah and her 97-years-young poet grandfather.

Shannon has been leading tours throughout the world over the years since his explosion at the pulpit propelled him out of the church's favor, and now he has abandoned a busload of Texas women who are fed up with his philandering and his off-the-beaten-path tactics.

All of the drama and trauma of classic Tennessee Williams is here. The tortured Reverend, at odds with God in such a cruel world. A man whose sexuality has been more detrimental than pleasurable. As well, there is Maxine, a middle aged widower, stuck or something like it in Mexico, running a cheap, rough and tumble hotel, far away from the nonsense of cities and America. Then, the spirited Hannah, who takes to Shannon as he to her, in a feeling out of hard hearts, and lonelinesses.

Better than most of his plays, The Night of the Iguana succeeds in it's treatment of lost souls, and the meeting of two people destined for loneliness and disappointment. ... Read more

5. Green Iguana: The Ultimate Owner's Manual
by James W., III Hatfield
Paperback: 655 Pages (2004-05)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$15.00
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Asin: 1883463505
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A number of iguana pet books have been written in recent years, but still only one addresses the complete needs of these big green lizards: "Green Iguana—The Ultimate Owner's Manual" by James W. Hatfield III. This comprehensive yet highly readable book is just what its name says: the ULTIMATE book on green iguanas.

In 650+ pages of clear, lively, compelling and accurate text, the author presents the most current, scientific and useful information available about iguanas.

This new Second Edition introduces important medical black-and-white photos from internationally known veterinarian Scott Stahl, plus new photos in the color section.And to make sure more iguana owners have access to the ULTIMATE iguana book, the retail price was reduced.No other pet care book on any animal offers this level of commitment to its readers.

"Green Iguana—The Ultimate Owner's Manual," the culmination of over 10 years of research, weighs in at more than 2 1/2 pounds and is the largest, most comprehensive, scientifically accurate, up-to-date, helpful, fun, easy-to-read iguana pet care book ever written.And with the book's clear, accessible layout, you can quickly find whatever information you need.

The book’s nine chapters and ten appendixes cover everything from birth to death of an iguana.

"Green Iguana—The Ultimate Owner’s Manual" also features:
° 24 pages of color photos
° 16 black-and-white photos, including exclusive iguana skeleton photos
° 9 iguana medical photos from a world-renowned veterinarian
° more than 30 detailed scientific illustrations, drawings, charts, diagrams, and tables
° hundreds of quotes from iguana owners, veterinarians, scientific researchers, and others, spread throughout the book to emphasize important points.

Recommended by iguana owners, veterinarians, pet stores, the ASPCA and others. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (68)

5-0 out of 5 stars Iguana in the Garden
I had no intention of buying this book until one evening in July my wife spotted something strange in her vegetable garden (in Akron, Ohio). Yes it was a juvenile green iguana that I managed to capture about an hour later. I was unable to find a local rescue society and did not want to give it to a pet store because we thought someone tossed it out and we did not want to have it sold to a like minded person.Several hundred dollars later the iguana, JJ, is living in my apartment.
I can only join in the many other reviews that highly recommend this book.It has everything you need to know about keeping iguanas including great advice on the "Ultimate Substrate" that I am using now.Combined with information from the Green Iguana Society I can't imagine that any question about pet iguanas would go unanswered. Just as important it shows these animals as having the potential to become friendly and endearing pets with a real personality. So if you are thinking about getting an iguana read this book, preferably before you acquire one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Iguana Lizard's as a Pet
To all IGUANA fans!
Do you want a happy healthy IGUANA? Then please go ahead and purchase this large book. I can really recomment this Iguana book. It's very detailed and includes very important information which I have so far not experienced in any other Iguana books. Special section on taming and training. Don't miss it its a must to read this book in my eyes and its very amusing to read it as well besides the very interesting information. Enjoy

5-0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE!!!!!
If you are a new iguana owner you must read this material. The author covers the bases of every possible situation and give detail on everything you need to know. Not hard to comprehend at all. Great read. Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars packed with info
Loved this book, it is so full of valuable information. It completely surpasses all the other iguana books I have gotten in the past. Great addition to any iguana household.

5-0 out of 5 stars best iguana book
I've bought 6 different books on iguanas and they all took from this one. This book contains more information than I've been able to find anywhere else. ... Read more

6. The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
by David Quammen
Paperback: 320 Pages (1998-02-16)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$4.97
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Asin: 0684836262
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As he examines everything from species survival on islands to vegetarian piranhas, Quammen's funny and offbeat essays offer a unique glimpse of the natural world and, at the same time, clarify the larger biological issues and their effect on humankind. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars A little more than natural history
David Quammen is a well-known writer who compiled this book of many of his articles from years past.He relates human issues to natural history phenomena in each article.I enjoy his style of writing however was bogged down by the political soap boxing by the end.Even though I agree with much of what he saw saying, I guess I just was not expecting the intense commentary.

5-0 out of 5 stars my first taste of ecojournalism
I found this book at my university's library, checked it out, and read most of it that night.This collection of short essays is sure to raise questions in your own mind.This is my first exposure to ecojournalism, and now I'm seizing every Quammen book I can find!

"Flight of the Iguana" is a trove of odd and thought-provoking ideas about the natural world and our own place in it.When you read about the beginnings of cryptozoology, the cheetah's shrinking gene pool, and the life of a New York tree, you'll find yourself asking everyone, "Did you know...?"

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Collection of Essays- A must for natural science lovers!
I was introduced to David Quammen by a student of mine and this is so far my favorite of his unique perspectives on the natural world.This is a good read even if science is not your life (as it is mine, for I am a high school science teacher)and it is a REALLY good read for those of you who live and breath the subject.The essays are short enough to be a light break when necessary and engaging enough to keep you occupied for an afternoon when the opportunity presents itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars good
i had to read this book for my ecology class in college. it was probably the first text outside of literature class that i actually enjoyed reading; it didn't seem like homework. it made me laugh too. i don't even like science that much, but i really enjoyed reading this.

5-0 out of 5 stars What is YOUR view of nature?
David Quammen's Song of the Dodo led me in search of his other writings. The first reward of that quest was this book.A collection of essays from anillustrious writer with keen perception, Quammen casts his perceptive eyeon a range of topics from arachnids to zoology.While an anthology lacksSong's comprehensive view, these articles are timeless.Quammen'swriting evokes many levels of emotional and intellectual response.

The Introduction sets the tone: "A Mouse Is Miracle Enough".From thisopening we tour the wonders of nature, with a couple of side trips toobserve that strangest of animals, Homo sapiens.Quammen's gaze neverceases surveying the landscape in presenting us with things we didn'tknow or aspects of viewing we've not considered.While the verysqueamish may balk at close examination of black widow spiders, spoonworms or scorpions, Quammen is adept at taking us gently to theseconfrontations.As he does, he asks us to reconsider our viewpoint of theseand other creatures.We must learn to deal with "faces unlike ours" andshed prejudices even if shedding the fears is more difficult.Changing fearinto respect is the first step in acknowledging our sharing this planet withother creatures and stepping back from the destructive role we've adopted.

Respect for life is the underlying theme of all Quammen's nature writings. His "sidelong view of nature" takes us along remote jungle and desertpaths to watch and record life's activities.While we like to set ourselvesapart from the rest of life, Quammen, with facile pressure, pulls us alongwith him to observe our cousins.And ourselves.Deserts, it seems, are ahaven for more than scorpions and Beaded Lizards.Among the manynocturnal animals hiding from the desert sun is a bipedal hominid.In thisinstance, the animals are groups of refugees seeking sanctuary in a hostileenvironment.Quammen's account of Guatemalan refugees and theirmentors, also intelligent chimpanzees risk much to support and succorthem.It's not a pleasant story, nor one any American can read withoutremorse.Quammen has made a sharp turn here from his usualinvestigations of nature's secrets.Refugee running is every bit as much asecret as nature offers, but with what humans are pleased to call a "moralissue".Quammen relates how well we've addressed that issue. ... Read more

7. Iguanas for Dummies
by MelissaKaplan
Paperback: 353 Pages (2000-08-15)
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So, you wanna iguana. Or you already have one. Now what? This fun and friendly guide gives you expert advice on selecting an iguana and taking care of your fascinating pet throughout its life. It provides valuable tips on diet, habitat, health, and other important iguana issues. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You could learn this info in about 20 years, or just buy this book right now.
I have had several other lizards for many years, so the next step would be an Iguana. Many people go the iguana route first and quickly learn how difficult they can be to own. Even though I would call myself a competent amateur herpetologist, I had no idea what I was getting into when we rescued our iguana. Once I got this book I was amazed at the information presented here.

About the author:
Melissa Kaplan is possibly the greatest resource today for anything relating to big lizards. She has been all over the web since it began. Her knowledge is vast, yet very accessible. Blend that with the tried and true For Dummies format and you get a tome of great wisdom and easy to read format.

As a reference:
An example of this is I talked with a couple of other iguana owners about an issue I was having with Spikey. The both had different answers that were both vague and not all that helpful. Once I received this book I looked up this issue and there was in-depth analysis and remedy for the issue.The whole book is like that.You can find simple "gee that is nice to know" right down the line to lifesaving tips. All presented in a digestible format. The end of the book contains massive list of all the plants and herbs that are both beneficial and fatal for your iguana.

Steal this book:
Well maybe not, however, it is so valuable to an iguana owner I would question them if I did not see this book in their library. Sure the internet is out there and Melissa has most of this info out on her website. It is not as complete as this book and her website even refers to the chapters in this book that explain what she may be discussing on her site.

All in all this is more than a reference, it is a valuable tool that you should own if you are thinking about owning a green iguana, own one for a few months, or are an "expert". All of the bases are covered here.

Thank you for reading my review.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
An excellent book for all those who are new to the Iguana scene. I found it very informative and easy to understand. I would recommend it to all new owners of these beautiful creatures.

4-0 out of 5 stars Iguanas for Dummies
The book itself is very handy and helpful. Shows you what to take into consideration when deciding to take one of the green ''beasts'' under your roof.

I recommend it to anyone who is thinking of buying a little big Iggy

5-0 out of 5 stars Iguana Book
This book is just what I needed for my Iguana. My daughter gave me her Iguana because she moved and couldn't take the Iguana with her and she was going to abandon it. I had no idea on how to take care of an Iguana. I do now. This book came in handy and I love the "for Dummies" books. They're excellent books and great for referring back to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read for All Prospective and Current Iggy Caretakers
There is a reason that many reptile rescues require iguana adopters to purchase this book.Melissa Kaplan's book is the bible for iguana care.If you read this book and follow it's instructions, your little green friend will live a long and healthy life! The book is also extremely useful if you are debating getting an iguana.You should definitely read it before bringing one home (the level of care an iguana requires might discourage you from getting one). ... Read more

8. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing
by Erika Lopez
Paperback: 288 Pages (1998-11-17)
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Tomato Rodriguez hops on her motorcycle and embarks on the ultimate sea-to-shining-sea all-girl adventure -- a story in that combines all the best parts of Alice in Wonderland and Easy Rider as Tomato crosses the country in search of the meaning of life, love, and the perfect post office.

Flaming Iguanas is a hilarious novel that combines text, line drawings, rubber stamp art, and a serious dose of attitude. The result is a wild and wonderful ride unlike any you you've ever taken before. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to Magdalena?
Quick and easy to read, but not as easy to digest. This book has meat in it, like the kind around a real woman's hips. The art combined with the worded content fleshed out the events as they unfolded. A fun trip, a road trip, started out as a tag team of beginning motorcyclists, rolling into the end there was only one, singing. Gripping, entertaining, voracious, filthy, heartwarming. There always seemed a sense of fervency throughout, not to get the trip over, but to conquer life. And with The Girl Must Die: A Monster Girl Memoir coming out in September, we can only expect more quality intensity from Erika Lopez.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! Laugh Out Loud!
I found this book when I was in college, struggling with my identity and trying to find some sort of direction in my life. I had no clue what I was about to read. The hilarious, wacky, down to earth journey the main character takes you on is amazing. I laughed so hard when reading this book. Years later this is still one of my favorite books.
-Co-Author of The Healing Patch Cookbook, Sarah Woodward - [...]

4-0 out of 5 stars Turning the American Road Novel on Its Head
An entertaining read - definitely a quick one. It attempts to turn the American road novel on it's head - by following two bisexual women as they cross the country on motorcycles, getting into crazy adventures, etc. It's also a "coming-of-age" story - as the narrative grows, so does the protagonist. It's reminiscent of On the Road as the story follows Tomato on her misadventures, with no purpose for hitting the road other than it's there to be hit, and life lessons are learned along the way. But the book breaks the road novel convention with illustrations (at times completely meaningless), and other stylistic leaps.

5-0 out of 5 stars hilarious
i laughed from the first page to the last. a total cheer-you-up book. funny and fun, silly not frilly. good times all around.

5-0 out of 5 stars Frantic, Bizarre, Insightful and Muddled -- I Recommend It
Writing as her alter ego, Jolene "Tomato" Rodriguez, the always-entertaining Erika Lopez spins a tale that you will either adore or despise.It is difficult to feel ambivalent or indifferent towards her quirky story and over-the-top first-person narrator's scrambled but passionate outlook.Adjectives such as "spunky" spring inevitably to mind.

If you love motorcycles and/or good old-fashioned road trip stories, you will probably get a kick out of this book just for those factors, which form a dominant (if not overriding) theme here.And if you dig artistic, literary and (shall we say) "offbeat" bisexual women indulging in irresponsible, unaccountable fun you will probably enjoy it just for those (equally strong) elements.

I followed Tomato's journey with a mix of pity and delight; she is a Latina Bridget Jones on wheels.

You might be distracted or even put off by the strange fonts and even stranger clip art Lopez uses, which I found amusing and curious but ultimately unnecessary.Frankly, I would have loved this book just as much if it had been published in a conventional format -- I don't think the weird lettering and frequent graphic inclusions added anything to the plot.Many readers, I'm sure, will find it intrusive.As for me, I quit noticing it after a while, like the subtitles in a foreign film.It remains an interesting choice, however, and I suppose Lopez is trying to show us how Tomato's mind works.

FI is full of rough and dirty adventure, including enough conflict and sex to keep the casual reader interested even if the bigger issues slip by.I felt like this book could have been 25% longer.It seemed to run out of steam and stop rather abruptly.Then again, the fact that she left me wanting more seems to suggest that she wrote a fine and memorable novella.Lopez is at her best when she describes the sights and sounds (and smells) of her life on the road with a tone that is reminiscent of Charles Kuralt while still bubbling with colorful analogies and images in the style of Tom Robbins.Her brutally honest evaluation of motel-room sex with a virtual stranger is uncomfortably hilarious. ... Read more

9. Me Too, Iguana (Sweet Pickles Series)
by Jacquelyn Reinach
Hardcover: 32 Pages (1977-03)
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The residents of Sweet Pickle try to help Iguana who wants to be like everyone else she sees. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet Pickles Activity Bus
I have three sons ages 25, 20 and 17 and they all grew up learning with 'Sweet Pickles.' Not only the books but I had the little green activity bus. I gave the wonderful series away to a relative when my youngest son outgrew it.
I now have a home daycare for preschoolers and wish that I had kept the books and especially the bus and activity cards.If anyone out there is lucky enough to have the whole collection do not part with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars My love of the Sweet Pickles series
I am such a lover of the Sweet Pickles series. I still have almost every book in the series. I am 27 years old now.My mother used to get them for me when I was growing up. My favorite character in the series is Iguana.They were always getting into some kind of mischief.I will put the titles of the books that I have at a later time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Childhood Reading Memories!!!
I absolutely adored this series of books and now I want copies more than ever.I don't remember how I ended up with the whole series but they were by far my most loved and abused books as a kid.In the spirit of sharing the wealth (much to my own protests) my mother gave my collection to a younger relative when she thought I had outgrown them.I'm sure the relative enjoyed them as much as I did but I thought she should have found her own set and left mine alone!I hope that these delightful stories will be reprinted.I desperately want to collect the set so that I can enjoy the series from a parents' perspective when I have children.To anyone who is lucky enough to have copies of these treasures, by all means hold on to them, they're worth it!

5-0 out of 5 stars great book series
We are having an Arts and Humanities fair in our school district. Our high school kids read to the preschoolers on our campus. We also have a science room with an iguana and we want to bring our iguana Iggy to the fair and we wanted a book to read to the children.I remembered the Sweet Pickles books I read to my daughter, she is now 23.We loved those books. This is the perfect book about an iguana and I hope all the children at the fair will enjoy it as much as my daughter and I did years ago. Recommend it and all the Sweet Pickles Books. T

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless favorite!
I am 32 years old and my brother is 28.We loved the Sweet Pickles books while growing up! Luckily my mother saved the few books in the series that we actually owned. Now my 2 year old daughter is in love with "Me tooIguana!".

These books are simple, easy to relate to and the topicsare timeless and totally applicable to young kids today.

I can onlyhope that some innocent fool will let go of thier kids set at a garage saleand I will be there to snag them for my daughter to treasure in her ownbook collection. ... Read more

10. Air Dance Iguana (Alex Rutledge Mysteries)
by Tom Corcoran
Mass Market Paperback: 320 Pages (2006-10-31)
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Lately, Key West is not quite the laid back place that occasional freelance crime-scene-photographer Alex Rutledge prefers. It's bad enough that the discovery of two dead ex-Navy men one morning?both found swinging on boat lifts twenty miles apart?means grisly work at the indecent hour of 7AM. It's worse that Alex's run-in with a chest-thumping new deputy turns out to have ominous consequences when his wayward younger brother turns up in town...and becomes the prime suspect.

Alex knows Tim has messed up his life, but he just can't believe his brother isn't a killer. As Alex digs deeper, he starts to make connections the cops have missed?but he's baffled when he finds one of the deceased owns a picture of a young girl who turned to Alex for help many years ago. And when a third man is found swinging on the docks, he knows time is running out for his brother. But what he doesn't know is that facing the killer may turn out to be the least of his problems...
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb reading as always
I always enjoy Tom Corcoran's Alex Rutledge books, and this is no exception.I especially enjoy finding a main character who doesn't go around engaging in lots of violence and who actually rides a bicycle.Great reading, and set in my favorite place too---- Key West!

3-0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version
Other people have stated the kindle version is junk.It appears they have created a better version and the one I read on my kindle was great.It had the new chapter format etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars As always Corcoran writes a great story...
My wife and I both keep reading Tom Corcoran's novels and they are always great. If you've ever been to Key West his novels take you right back. These are by far the best modern novels set in Key West.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better
This time you don't need a relationship chart. But why are all the killings in the Keys related to our hero? A more or less straight ahead hunt for the killer helps the reader turn the pages. The local color is still a big plus. Well done.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the Kindle Version! It is a poor quality scan!
This is the first Kindle book that I have bought that was a poor quality scan and not a legitimate Kindle book, that could resize text, etc.The book shows up like a jpg scan and the quality is poor. I love the author and this series, but I was charged $9.99 for a very poor quality scanned copy!

Amazon did allow me to return this and gave me a refund. Anyone else purchase this and see what I described? Have you see that on any other book? ... Read more

11. I Wanna Iguana
by T. E. Watson
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2001-05-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars My Special Friend
I Wanna Iguana brings out warm feelings in anyone who reads the book, be that person child or adult. Ostensibly it's about loving and caring for an unusual pet.But I believe it carries a deeper message--that we personally grow from accepting anything or any human different from ourselves.Read this great picture book, and I know you'll agree.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Special Friend
I Wanna Iguana brings out warm feelings in anyone who reads the book, be that person child or adult. Ostensibly it's about loving and caring for an unusual pet.But I believe it carries a deeper message--that we personally grow from accepting anything or any human different from ourselves.Read this great picture book, and I know you'll agree.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Wanna Iguana
Children will find this book entertaining as well as educational. The illustrations are wonderful. ... Read more

12. Sliced Iguana: Travels in Mexico
by Isabella Tree
Paperback: 336 Pages (2008-02-15)
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Behind the façade of sombreros and tequila, tourist traps and holiday resorts, there lies a very different Mexico. In Sliced Iguana Isabella Tree explores a country that is the heart and lifeblood of the Americas, a country of extremes and contradictions. In a land so markedly shaped by machismo, she finds a town controlled by arm-wrestling matriarchs and party-mad transvestites and in war-torn Chiapas she discovers shamans worshipping Mayan gods inside Catholic churches and conducting exorcisms with the aid of Pepsi. At a graveside vigil on the Night of the Dead she encounters the last delicate vestige of a pre-Columbian cult that elsewhere has morphed into an Americanised Halloween. With a group of Huichol Indians, perhaps the last truly autonomous tribe in the entire American continent, she participates in rituals using peyote, the hallucinogenic cactus, to bring rain to the drought-stricken sierra and appease the forces of Nature so recklessly abused by the conquistadors and their successors.
Through her narrative Isabella Tree threads the brightly coloured history of Mexico and tells the stories of the people that have defined its fractured past and will shape its future - kings and conquistadors, politicians and rebels, shamans and priests, mestizos and indigenous Indians. This is a story of Mexico like no other, capturing the essence of its psyche and illuminating the struggles and hopes of a people and a country on the cusp of change.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative, amusing, illuminating

By Isabella Tree
Tauris Park Paperbacks
New York 2008

The year 2010 marks the bi-centennial of Mexico's independence as well as the 100th anniversary of the start of the revolution.Therefore, Mexicans and Mexican lovers alike will be prone to put the country's history under the magnifying glass to better capture that which is Mexico.

A good way for them to begin might be to curl up with a copy of Isabella Tree's Sliced Iguana.What a treat!Not only has the author selected several spots that are unabashedly Mexican, but she has gone far beneath the surface to bring out the joie de vivre of the Mexican experience.She has a knack for bringing time and space together.She can describe history, even 500 years ago, on the same page as her checking into a hotel in Mexico City.Throughout the book, her daily conversations, meanderings and musings are interrupted with digressions on histories or the meanings behind the events she is witnessing in Mexico.These digressions, however, come across not as historical treatises, but as friendly conversations between herself and the reader.If anything, Sliced Iguana gives the reader a new appreciation for Mexico with its innumerable dimensions.

Bruce Stores has lived in Mexico since 1995, currently residing in the city of Oaxaca.He is author of the historical fiction book, THE ISTHMUS: Stories from Mexico's Past, 1495 to 1995, iUniverse 2009.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel writing
The author does a great job of providing historical background to the complexities of Mexican society. She covers the wide cultural and geographic diversity that epitomizes Mexico, and she takes us to remote areas that few "regular" tourists visit. I don't see the book as being critical of the U.S., rather Ms. Tree provides an insight as to how and why Mexicans have rather ambivalent attitudes about the U.S. It is unfortunate that more Americans do not have a more thorough appreciation for the culture and history of Mexico, and this book does a great job of showing what lies beyond the typical tourist spots like Cancun and Acapulco.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK ON MEXICO
This is one of the most enjoyable books on Mexico I've read in a long time.Entertaining, thought-provoking, and well-written. Buy it.
Jim Johnston, author of 'Mexico City: an Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler'.MEXICO CITY: AN OPINIONATED GUIDE FOR THE CURIOUS TRAVELER

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on Mexico...
Isabelle Tree can write and travel at the same time! She allows the mystic that is Mexico to shine through. Though occasionally anti-american in that smug British way - her observations are wonderful and her connections get her into rare situations and she takes us along for the ride!! If you love Mexico, or if you are just considering exploring - Sliced Iguana is my favorite book to get you there. Don't listen to her about San Miguel de Allende - she must have had a few bad days - it is the most magical place in Mexico and most Mexicans will agree with this assessment. ... Read more

13. Iguana Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)
by R.D. Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-06-01)
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Titles in BarronÂ's popular series of Pet Handbooks are filled with reliable information and helpful advice on animal care. Written by breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts, these photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, healthcare, and where applicable, grooming. Titles devoted to dog breeds also discuss exercise needs and training methods. BarronÂ's Pet Handbooks resemble BarronÂ's alternate series, the Pet OwnersÂ' Manuals, but each of the Handbooks has a larger page count and includes more detailed advice and instruction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of info on iguanas
Bought this book to learn about iguanas.It teaches a lot of information about owning and raising one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Have your heart set on a little iggy?Read this book first!
As I read through "The Iguana Handbook", I was sorely disappointed, but not because the book was bad.In fact, the book was so detailed and accurate that it made me reconsider getting a baby iggy until I could house it in its adult form.Too many people get an iguana without thinking about what the future holds, and what needs to be done for one.I am happy to announce that this book will help to impart some of the knowledge necessary to make an iguana a happy and thriving member of your family.

Richard D. and Patricia Pope Bartlett are the consummate author team when it comes to herpetology and they show it well as they painstakingly illustrate the life and needs of a properly-cared-for Green Iguana (and some of its confamiliars).With their assistance, it is no longer necessary for captive iggies to suffer from Metabolic Bone Disease and other such ailments inflicted upon them by poor diet.They also tell how to build a lovely cage, take care of an iggy out-of-doors, house one with other lacertilians, breed them and many other useful tidbits.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great iguana care book
Finally, a good book with all true information.If you want an iguana book this is one of the few to get.Easy to read and is written by experienced iguana owners.I highly recommend it. ... Read more

14. The Green Iguana Manual (Advanced Vivarium Systems)
by Philippe De Vosjoli, Susan Donoghue, Roger Klingenberg, David Blair
Paperback: 111 Pages (2003-09)
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This is the best-selling book that has been blamed forthe current green iguana problem.... too many green iguanas incaptivity surviving to adult size. This compact manual offers athorough coverage of housing, feeding, medical problems behaviorproblems and captive breeding. Includes many color photos andillustrations. It remains one of the best-selling herp books of alltime! 75pp. color. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Outdated info.
I have not read this book, and if it actually suggests feeding animal protein, (meat), to your Iguana I wouldn't bother. It was written in the early 90's when sound Iguana dietary needs were still being re formulated.
There's probably still allot of sound advice in the book, just weigh it with up to date information like Melissa Kaplan's Iguana's for dummies, or James Hatfield's Green Iguana The Ultimate Owner's Manual. Or check out the Green Iguana Society, on the net. It's free and there are hundreds of other Iguana keepers to talk to.

I do not recomend this book to any iguana owner. This book is by far the worst iguana book I have seen yet. The nutrition section is out of date. It says to feed your iguana meat!?!, and commercial iguana foods! Iguanas are strict herbivores and with this information, it can cause kidney failure! Im only 13 and i know better than to listen to this book, I honestly think you should turn to Green iguana, the ultimate owners manual, by James W. Hatfield for better results.
With all do respect
Eric Tortorici

5-0 out of 5 stars Up-to-date and correct
This book is the most useful on the market for iguana owners both new and experienced. It presents information that is accurate, precise and complete. As a veterinarian board certified in nutrition and internalmedicine, who has published on the growth of iguanas and on dietary proteinand kidney function in mammals, I can vouch that the presentation ofprotein nutrition is up-to-date and correct (see Journal of Nutrition,1998, and elsewhere). I agree with de Vosjoli's recommendations on diet andfeeding. This book is a must read for all owners of the green iguana.

2-0 out of 5 stars This manual is out of date; nutrition info is incorrect.
The Green Iguana Manual by Philippe De Vosjoli is often recommended by pet owners and veterinarians. However, the nutritional information is out of date. Animal protein in any amount is no longer recommended in iguana diets, including diets for juveniles. Following this manual for nutrition information could mean your iguana ends up with kidney and/or liver failure and a shortened lifespan. Please see the 1996 edition of Reptile Medicine and Surgery for iguana diet information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best iguana care guide currently available.
Includes very detailed information on the environmental
and dietary requirements of green iguanas in captivity.
A must read for all iguana owners ... Read more

15. Iguana Invasion!: Exotic Pets Gone Wild in Florida
by Virginia Aronson, Allyn Szejko
Paperback: 69 Pages (2010-03-24)
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This excellent book answered all my questions about the many "pets" on the loose in Florida.Not only does it describe what is happening, it provides tremendous closeup pictures and offers solutions for the problems associated with the onslaught.

I was most interested to learn how to deal with each individual invader since you never know when one is going to enter your backyard.

I hope our State officials read it to learn what they should be doing to help protect the citizens from the invasion.

This book should be required reading at our schools and makes a great gift for children of all ages. ... Read more

16. Iguanas: Biology and Conservation
Hardcover: 372 Pages (2004-03-03)
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In what is certain to be the key reference on iguanas for years to come, some of the world's leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these highly visible and increasingly endangered creatures, much loved by professional herpetologists and hobbyists alike. The book begins with an introduction by noted iguana biologist Dr. Gordon Burghardt that examines the state of iguana research-past, present, and future-with an emphasis on social behavior. Three major sections follow, each opening with a synthesis by the volume editors, who survey the current status and likely future direction of investigations in the pertinent area. The first section focuses on different aspects of the taxonomic and morphological diversity of iguanas and includes a complete checklist of species. In the second section, contributors address the behavior and ecology of iguanas and provide compelling evidence that both may be far more complex than previously appreciated. The third and final section, highlighting the threats facing iguana populations today, describes the broad array of innovative conservation strategies that will be needed to help ensure their survival. Illustrated throughout with photographs, distribution maps, tables, and figures, this volume will be the definitive resource for anyone-professional or curious amateur-interested in iguanas. Illustrations: 6 b/w photographs, 51 line illustrations, 8 maps, 57 tables ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A standard work on Iguanas
For those seriously interested in iguanas, this is an indispensable book.It is not for the general reader who is curious; the papers are full of data and mostly pretty scientific, but they are well-written.So much information about iguanas in the wild is NOT accessible, so this is a great resource. This is not a pet owner's manual but it will help an iguana ownerwho really wants to understand where his animal came from & how it lives in the wild. ... Read more

17. The Iguana Brothers: A Tale of Two Lizards
by Tony Johnston
Hardcover: 32 Pages (1995-04)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$7.49
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Asin: 0590474685
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tom and Dom, a young pair of iguanas, come to believe that they are dinosaurs, and while Dom is just happy with being himself, Tom is uncertain about whether iguana life is right for him. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Funny book!
Hurray for Tom and Dom! I really love reading this book aloud. Tom and Dom are such great characters I wish that Tony Johnston would write another Iguana brothers book. With illustrations by Mark Teague, of course.

4-0 out of 5 stars not my favorite mark Teague
This book is charming with the old moral story of "it is best to be yourself". The art is great but since the story mostly involves 2 iguanas lazing around and talking, there really was not a chance for illustrator Mark Teague to apply his wonderful upbeat inventive artwork. But if you want grand fun, check out other books that are illustrated by the illustrator of this book. He even writes some of his books too. Try, "The Secret Shortcut", "The Lost and Found", a recent great book "One Halloween Night", "Pigsty" (great at convincing anyone they should have a clean room), "No Moon, No Milk", "What I Did On My Summer Vacation", and "The Baby Tamer". The best of all for over the top inventiveness is "The Flying Dragon Room".

4-0 out of 5 stars A Funny Tale of Friendship
3-8 yrs. Children will enjoy this story of Tom and Dom, two Iguana brothers who contemplate such issues as whether or not to eat bugs, theirrealization that they are dinosaurs, and having friends. They speak englishwith occasional spanish words reflecting their locale & habitat. Afunny story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for brothers
Tom and Dom are so fun, we've read this book over and over again.We've imagined all sorts of new adventures for Tom and Dom, and we've learned some Spanish along the way.This is definately in the the top 10 of ourhundreds of children's books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining and conveys a great message!
I would recommend this book for primary grade levels and even for older children for the humorous content.This book is as much fun for the teacher as it is for the kids.It has a great message that brothers canalso be friends.I recommend this book highly. ... Read more

18. Iguana Corps of the Haganah
by Ronald, M.D. Eisenberg
 Hardcover: 120 Pages (1977-06)
list price: US$5.95
Isbn: 0819704563
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Quitting his native New York for Palestine following World War II, Ariel ben Aron creates a novel messenger service to further the cause of the underground army of Jewish settlers in Palestine. ... Read more

19. The Return of the Lone Iguana : A FoxTrot Collection
by Bill Amend
Paperback: 128 Pages (1996-04-01)
list price: US$10.95 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0836210271
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In the Fox family household, parents Roger and Andy sometimes stumble as role models; siblings Peter, Paige, and Jason sometimes stumble in growing up; and Quincy, the pet iguana, never stumbles. Original. 100,000 first printing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Return of the Lone Iguana. Foxtrot, All Great!
I've been a Foxtrot reader for a long time and personally I think there is something suspiciously wrong with people who don't find Bill Amend's characters funny as all get out. If you want a good laugh, check out Bill in your local newspaper, or better yet, get one of the Foxtrot books. They are all great, really, they are.

Like many of Mr. Amend's fans I'm a bit disappointed he's switching his strip to Sunday-only, but fortunately I can still read him daily in the Foxtrot books. Get them one and all and you can keep right on a laughing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stick 'Em Up!
This is one of the best Foxtrot books I've ever read! Quincy is my favorite character. Anyway this book mainly revolves around Jason and "The Lone Igunana" in the first few pages of the book, but I won't give anyanymore details. Hope you enjoy reading it, I sure did!

5-0 out of 5 stars "The Lone Iguana says don't touch that dial..."
Feeling a little down?Having a hard time laughing?Well, FoxTrot will cure you of that in no time!After all of these years, this comic strip is still able to make me laugh, make me smile and make me forget about my problems, even if it's just for a little bit."The Return of the Lone Iguana" is a hilarious collection of FoxTrot strips that will have you laughing over and over again.With 128 pages filled with FoxTrot hilarity, this is a collection that will not disappoint.

Everything is fair game in the Fox Family.Jason continues to drive his sister insane with his various toy weapons and pet iguana.Peter is still doing essays at the last minute (literally!) and is driving his parents nuts with his loud music.And of course, Andy has to put up with her husband's stupidity and insanity.Yes, it is an ordinary day for the Fox Family.

In addition to the triumphant return (return?) of the Lone Iguana, you'll also get:

*Paige's mall trip with Peter*

*Jason's new internet*
*Peter's sick day from school*
*Jason's "The Far Side II"*
*Halloween with the Fox Family*
*Paige in a play*
*Thanksgiving: the meal of horrors*

and a whole lot more!

"The Return of the Lone Iguana" is a hilarious FoxTrot collection that does not disappoint for a single second.If you're a fan of the comic strip, then I highly recommend checking it out.If you have never read FoxTrot before... the more reason to check it out!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever!!
This is one of the best foxtrot books ever!! If you only want Foxtrot books that are worth raeding, this is one of them!!

5-0 out of 5 stars What do you think?
This book is AWESOME! Not unlike the other Foxtrot books this one has endured several readings on my part and lots of giggles.All of Amend's work is creative and hilarious.Overall: highly recommended ... Read more

20. Green Iguanas (Reptile Keeper's Guides)
by Richard Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
 Paperback: 48 Pages (1999-10-01)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$0.01
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Asin: 0764111264
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Reptiles are among the more exotic pets - and owning them can be a very fascinating and rewarding experience. Each volume provides basic information on reptiles and specific instructions on care.All Reptile Basics Guidebooks start with a description of the animal's natural history, distribution, life expectancy, and notable characteristics. They are filled with handsome full-color photos, instructive line art, a bibliography, and an index. This Mexican reptile is described in detail, with information for prospective breeders on how to incubate eggs. ... Read more

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