Books by Ian Thompson

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Compact, concise, and clearly presented. (diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Whirls of wind, belts of clouds, torrents of rain, surges of sea, funnels of air—all are packed into an eye-catching addition to the Closer Look At series. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Oliver covers dormant and extinct volcanoes, mud baths, magma, hot springs, magnetic forces, and other fascinating aspects of the topic, but the content doesn't flow, and some of the more interesting details are simply swept aside. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Appearance overwhelms content in this poorly designed title in the I Didn't Know That series. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1997

"The layout is dramatic, often with white text on black backgrounds, but cluttered: full-color close-ups of snake parts, a border of cartoon animals, boxes of things to do, puzzles, and true or false questions. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The dramatic full-color cover illustration of a spitting cobra and hissing rattlesnake will attract browsers to this title, but the information they encounter within may make them feel hoodwinked. Read full book review >