The layout, colors, and photography are well organized and very eye-catching. These books would be useful for browsing, as well as teaching and researching ecosystems and life cycles.
Well-designed double-page spreads (including useful tab-charts on left-hand pages) provide brief information about each creature and its place on the chain. Vivid photos and vibrantly colored pages are eye-catching. Useful food web charts summarizing content are appended.
The interactions among producers and consumers under the rainforest canopy are depicted in a brilliantly colored and picturesque manner. . . . The facts about the armadillo and many of the other organisms were fascinating. Along with life cycle wonders, other interesting facts reach out from each full-page view. As a teacher, the adaptations that allow each of these creatures to survive in its environment are as interesting as the beauty of the organism itself.
About the Author
Sean Callery is a writer and primary-school teacher. He has written a number of
information books for publishers such as HarperCollins and Which?, as well as musicals
and educational articles.