"These books promise many hours of exciting and educational discoveries. They are geared toward students reading at the fourth through eighth grade levels, yet the material is of interest to younger children and adults, too. All elementary school and public libraries should include this set in their collection.
There is a separate volume for each of the seven continents, and each contains descriptions of some of the endangered animals found on the respective continent. The articles are filled with exceptional color photographs and the source for each is acknowledged. Back matter in each volume includes a glossary and index, along with references to books, websites, and organizations for further research or information.
Highly organized and visually appealing, each two-page spread is devoted to one endangered animal. A map highlighting the area that the animal inhabits naturally (range) is included, along with its conservation status (extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, near threatened, or least concern). Also, there are brief paragraphs describing the animal's diet, habitat, reproduction, appearance, threats, and lifespan.
The eighth volume is entitled Extinct! and it contains information about twenty species that are gone forever. Most of the images in this book are color paintings or sketches, rather than photographs, since many of the animals were extinct millions of years ago.
This set is highly recommended, and sure to please all animal lovers."
---Jean Elvekrog, Catholic Library World