Book Description

From School Library Journal Gr 2?4?Grouped by habitat, these profiles examine each animal with three levels of textual information per spread. A few large-font sentences provide the basics about the animal. A row of colored icons are captioned with small-print data on five areas: food, location, size, classification, and 'Interesting Facts.' Finally, a cartoon illustration of a character named Safari Sam offers one more tidbit. These are all laid out around a single large photo of the animal, neatly set off against a solid white background. It's an inviting look that presents an appealing level of written and visual material without daunting younger readers. Though some of the data relates directly to the animal's environment, the focus is on animals, rather than habitat. While the facts stick to broad views of the animal group, many captions identify the species of the pictured animals. VERDICT High appeal for browsers. Read more About the Author David West is a graphic designer; an illustrator; and the author of numerous children?s books, including Brain Surgery for Beginners, Dinosaurs in My Street, and Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Read more

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