64 p. Lerner/ Twenty-first Century Books, November, 2013. 9780761390213. (Borrowed from the public library)
I loved everything about this book from its conversational yet non-judgmental tone to its design. Seven animals are highlighted in short, attractively organized chapters featuring plenty of crisp, full-color photographs, well-placed text boxes and sidebars, an introduction, an epilogue, which explores ways of making cities more eco-friendly, and plentiful back matter. The only thing missing was a glossary which is a minor quibble since the neat vocabulary, such as plasticity and habitat fragmentation, are nicely defined within the text. Still, the teacher in me likes having a glossary of terms set apart for further reading.
Full review may be found at Proseandkahn.
Happy Non-Fiction Monday!