In the ""Remarkable Animals"" series, two brief, readable reports on animal life cycles. Arctic Fox focuses on the animal in the wild, including information on pollution and the fox's endangered status. In contrast, The Llama discusses pet llamas for fun and profit, though LaBonte notes that ""llamas may sell for as much as $15,000 each""--not within most readers' range. There are glossaries, but the definitions are generally unhelpful: ""species"" is defined circuitously as ""distinct kinds of individual plants Or animals that have common characteristics and share the same scientific name""; ""Canidae"" is defined as ""the scientific name for the dog family,"" but there is no definition for ""family."" Still, browsers and nature enthusiasts should find the many glossy color photos captivating. Each book also includes a table of facts, sources for more information, and an index.