Imaginative writing in the field of sound information distinguishes this from the run-of-the-mill zoo book. Clear photographs of favorite animal characters,- lion, kangaroo, llama, deer, elephant and so on -- are sympathetically introduced in a text which catches the essence of their personalities in terms that have meaning for the youngster who listens to text read aloud. The fire-colored tiger whose black stripes make him seem flickery; the beautiful tiger who likes to be lonely and has had bad manners, both are real characters when Dena Humphrey writes about them. Attractive format -- bright green jacket, cloth binding, 40 pages. Here's a photographic book which should take the hurdles that seem to be there for books of the type.