Science encyclopedias - Kingfisher, Usborne?
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The photographs in the Dorling Kindersley animal encyclopedia are INCREDIBLE--huge, vivid, so detailed. Each animal entry has a fact box that includes the family, habitat, lifespan, and other information. Not all Kingfisher entries have a "fact box." Kindersley also includes a little "scale" drawing to help you visualize the average size of the animal in comparison to an average adult human. (A hyena, for example, is drawn to about half the height of an adult human.) But the entries still seem brief enough for one session of reading and narrating with a first-grader (haven't tried it yet). In addition to the alphabetized animal entries, about one-third of the book is devoted to background information on animal life.