Reviewed by CBC Reviewer
Even in an age where students can search out just about everything on their computers or tablets, there's room for this huge and fascinating book about nature's standouts. With the sort of complex graphics that suit "hyperlinked" readers, DK presents the biggest frog, the fastest fish, the longest migration, and extreme survivors.
The photographs and content practically jump off the page. A large (often two–page) image of an animal might be surrounded by inset enlargements of its teeth, eyelashes, or fangs. Each spread has an interesting graph of stats and facts to provide both information and practice in interpreting data.
This NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book is the ideal centerpiece for classroom station for those who finish early, or to inspire individual or group research. Students might use the glossary to develop search terms for web research, going farther in their investigations of "Super" nature.
Review posted on 1/18/2013