THE SIERRA CLUB BOOK OF SMALL MAMMALS by Linsay Knight

THE SIERRA CLUB BOOK OF SMALL MAMMALS

Age Range: 9 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Like The Sierra Club Book of Great Mammals (1992), this falls somewhere between a reference and a browsing book, with dozens of meticulous color drawings and appealing photos of animals, informally grouped by family or characteristics--small marsupials, canids, rodents, etc.--and accompanied with brief technical descriptions of the classification of each, and short paragraphs on some representative species. Some of the information is so telegraphic that logical connections are omitted (``this common shrew is so small it must feed continuously''), and not all uncommon words are defined in the glossary (``prehensile''); there are few clues to scale in the illustrations, and size information in the text is inconsistent. Still, a handsome glimpse of many of our smaller cousins. Glossary; ``How Scientists Group Mammals''; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-87156-525-0
Page count: 68pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993