Meet the amazing gecko! Introduce elementary kids to these sticky climbers and their lives in the wild. Geckos are found on every continent except Antarctica and are popular reptile pets, but there's much more to know about this colorful lizard. Readers explore the gecko's features, behaviors, and habitats, including how geckos drop their tails to get away from predators, all with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale explains why Hawaiian people believe geckos are a sign of good luck. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Included is a table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.