Library Media Connection (Carrie Randall)
These titles all have boldly colored page layouts. Full-page photographs draw readers in and show detailed parts of the title animals, their predators, food, eggs/babies, and habitat. Most page spreads consist of controlled vocabulary, emergent reading text. Each book begins with information about the animal’s activity at night followed by “Parts of the Body,” “Picture Glossary,” and “To Learn More.” The latter feature provides a safe, relevant site for beginning web searchers. Pages that highlight terms are separated in a bright contrasting text box, making a strong visual impact. This series is recommended for libraries in need of more primary nonfiction titles.