Curtis, the Curly-tail Lizard Series

Curtis Curly-tail travels to
where tourists come from.
How will he get back home?

An Adventure Tale
For Readers Age 7+

Wonderful Colored Pencil Illustrations
by Arthur F. Winstanley

40 Pages

COMPLETE BOOK DESCRIPTION HERE

The very curious Curtis catches a ride on a boat. At first, the big city is so different, Curtis is happy to be there.

But, he’s alone, in an unfamiliar place, where life moves very quickly. He wants to go home to his den, to his native sand.

How in the world will Curtis ever get back to Warderick Wells?

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This book, before it became a favorite children’s storybook, had a story all it’s own. Then writer Elaine A. Powers, met a curly-tail lizard on a beach in The Bahamas; and after the lizard sat on her sneaker for over two hours, the story came to her, in one sitting. 

If you’d like to read the whole story, Curtis tells about this meeting on the blog page, Tales and Tails, in Hello from Curtis!

Curtis wonders what can
be done when and endangered
species threatens a protected
environment. A choose-your-
own-ending book.

A Chapter Book
For Readers Age 10+

Colorful, bright
Illustrations of the characters,
the island and ocean life
by Anderson Atlas 

40 Pages

This is a special story for readers who like to solve problems. It takes Curtis Curly-tail on his second adventure, but is based on real ecological events taking place on Warderick Wells Cay in The Bahamas.

The hutia are endangered rodents native to the islands. Some are transplanted to Curtis’s cay, and Curtis meets his new friend, Horace. When the scientists come back to check on the hutia, they find that the native shrubs are almost gone, due to the hungry hutia. 

But Curtis and Horace do not understand what is happening when the hutia are captured and put into cages. Curtis decides to do everything he can to help Horace and his family. 

It is you, the reader, however, who must decide how the story will end. How do you solve a problem when an endangered species threatens a protected environment? There are three endings to the book. Which one will you choose?
Or, will you come up with another solution?

Lesson plans for teachers are also
available at iginspired@gmail.com.

Curtis Curly-tail becomes the
unfortunate victim of poachers,
along with other protected animals.
Who will save them?

An Adventure Tale
For Readers Age 10+

Lovely Colored Pencil
Illustrations by
Jessica Minns

30 Pages

In the third book of the series, the very curious Curtis Curly-tail mistakes a poacher for a tourist wanting to snap a picture of his perfectly-curled tail. Instead, he is captured, along with critically endangered native plants, Conch and Iguanas. 

Together the animals plot their escape from the dangerous poachers. Who will help them? How will they get free of the cages on a boat and return home safely to Warderick Wells?

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TALES & TAILS CATEGORIES

Meet Curtis Curly-tail at You Tube!

Come hear life from a lizard's point of view!

FREE IDENTIFICATION BROCHURES

Brochure cover with illustration of a Rock Iguana

SAVING ENDANGERED SPECIES IS UP TO ALL OF US.

This free brochure teaches how to tell the difference between the endangered Rock Iguana and the invasive Green Iguana.
ALSO available: A brochure that shows the differences between Statia’s Iguana and the Green Iguana.
Use the Email Box on my Contact Page to contact me to obtain them.

Iguana Specialist Group

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International Reptile Conservation Foundation

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International Iguana Foundation

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