It is long and sinuous. Serpentine. It has scales and a ridge of sharp spines down its back. It has a third eye! It is fast and agile on the ground, in the trees, and in the water. It has a whip of a tail. It is big. And it’s in the school!
But iguanas aren’t scary. Kids and teachers alike at our kids’ school welcome the big green iguanas right into their classrooms. They’re like scaly squirrels. And they have so many fun features (the third eye for detecting hawks, it’s a vegetarian, has those spikes on its back, and its digestion is weird) and behaviors (throws itself from trees, bobs its head, eats poop–yep).
Do I smell a book idea?