This encyclopedia follows an easy-to-use A-Z arrangement. Each page looks at a different group of animals such as mammals, fish and amphibians. With a combination of artwork and photographs it should be an interesting introduction to the subject.
This A-Z of the animal world takes in the wonders of every animal from the Aardvark to the Zebra, each of which is lusciously illustrated in full colour to complement the fresh, intelligent text. The fact box cross-referencing system at the end of each entry makes for easy access to related topics, allowing the young reader to move from subject to subject as they investigate the habits and habitats of hundreds of different species of animal. Clear page layout and up-to-date information makes the First Encyclopaedia of Animals a pleasure to read, and is sure to spark enthusiasm for the lesser-known beasties as well as more familiar favourites as children are guided through the weird and wonderful worlds of all creatures, great and small. --Susan Harrison