Library Journal Review
Gr 2-5-Kids have a continuing fascination with dangerous animals, so this series is sure to find an audience. In each title, students learn about the subject's habitat, physical characteristics (with special focus on teeth or other frightening features), diet, family life, growth, predators, and relationship with people. A typical layout consists of two paragraphs of text accompanied by one or two large color photos with captions. A spread of "Scary Facts" (e.g., "Anacondas have been known to eat jaguars") midway through every volume is ideal for quick sharing or booktalking. Though the headings of each section are rendered in a font reminiscent of a horror movie poster, the texts are surprisingly tame, and there is enough information for report writers as well as browsers. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.