Even More Lesser Spotted Animals

Scholastic/David Fickling Bks. Jul. 2019. 56p. glossary. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781338349610. POP.
Gr 1-4–Brown illuminates the lives of animals in the most fun and informative way. His text and illustrations about lesser-known animals make for a laugh-out-loud and insightful work that smoothly flows from beginning to end. Even the endpapers are instructive and compelling. Before the title page, a snout appears above the waterline: “Who’s there?” The answer is located in the text and confirmed in the final endpaper. Back matter reflects the book’s tight organization throughout, where physical features, habitat, diet, memorable facts, and more are revealed. These animals originate from all over the world, and the text includes their endangered status. The eight possible statuses are clearly explained, from data deficient to extinct. End matter contains a well-written glossary and one more fun-filled fact.
VERDICT This rare find takes readers to enjoyable heights. A delightful and highly engaging work.

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