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Oddly left out viruses. Smallest animal presented was a ladybug.
on April 5, 2016
Book is ok. There is a lot of writing per page so better for an older child. Should have shown a very small barely visible animal like a flea instead of stopping animals at a ladybug. Oddly the book also skipped viruses. Plus, though it mentioned molecules, it skipped the larger proteins like ferritin or DNA... and jumped straight to the small molecule of water. Honestly, it is hard to really represent things like quarks that easily especially to kids, but it did a pretty good job. Also, the pygmy shrew drawing on the last page looks a bit odd - very mournful looking. I decided to keep the book, though the books in the series focusing on simple machines and the biggest things were probably the best.