With surprisingly little boilerplate considering how similar their narrative structures are, these introductions cover, except for the lemur and the orangutan, all South or Central American animals. They discuss coloration and other obvious physical featu --School Library Journal
This series would be a great addition to any elementary library. Students will enjoy the beautiful photographs, easy text, and colorful maps. The layout of the books creates an easy to use resource for students who are just starting to read nonfiction. Co --Library Media Connection
About the Author
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.