The Reptile Club / written by Maureen Fergus & illustrated by Elina Ellis.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Rory starts the Reptile Club at school, and is astonished to see that it's not his schoolmates who attend the first meeting.
    • Notes:
      Ages 4-7.
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FERGUS, M.; ELLIS, E. The Reptile Club. [s. l.]: Kids Can Press, 2018. ISBN 177138655X. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fergus M, Ellis E. The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press; 2018. Accessed August 15, 2020.
    • APA:
      Fergus, M., & Ellis, E. (2018). The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fergus, Maureen, and Elina Ellis. 2018. The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press.
    • Harvard:
      Fergus, M. and Ellis, E. (2018) The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press. Available at: (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fergus, M & Ellis, E 2018, The Reptile Club, Kids Can Press, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fergus, Maureen, and Elina Ellis. The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fergus, Maureen, and Elina Ellis. The Reptile Club. Kids Can Press, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fergus M, Ellis E. The Reptile Club [Internet]. Kids Can Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1

Rory considers joining one of the organizations at his new school, but then decides to create his own: the Reptile Club. No students show up for the first meeting, but a crocodile, an anaconda, and a gecko are eager to join. While the four club members are discussing their favorite reptiles and sharing interesting factoids ("I adore Rocky Rodent ice cream"), Rory's classmates spot his companions and clamor to join the club. Soon they're all enjoying nature hikes and playing "Hide and Shriek" together. Although, when colder weather comes, the three reptiles must depart to hibernate or migrate, the club continues. Ellis' digital illustrations are bright, zany, and inviting, while Fergus' well-paced story includes a good deal of droll humor that kids will enjoy, from the reptiles' amazing facts and personal anecdotes to their initial reluctance to let mammals join the club. That awkward moment turns into a teachable one when Rory points out that he is a mammal and that prejudice against those with hair and body-temperature regulation is unkind. An appealing picture book especially for reptile fans. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

The clubs at Rory's new school don't appeal to him so he starts his own Reptile Club--and actual (talking) reptiles show up. Soon Reptile Club is the place to be. When the reptiles leave (to hibernate), Rory's new friends stay--yes, "they'd become reptile enthusiasts, but mostly it was because they'd become Rory's friends." A sweet and lively new-school fantasy with friendly illustrations. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.