"Building on years of experience in selecting animal facts and creating arresting illustrations, Jenkins surpasses his previous work with an amazing album characterized by clear organization, realistic images and carefully chosen examples. . . . This is a must-purchase for animal-loving families and most libraries."
—Kirkus, starred review
"This is a beautiful book that belongs in most collections; it will engage browsers for hours, and the many textual features make it an excellent choice for classroom curricula."
—Booklist, starred review
"With so much to look at, this attractive browsing book will fascinate children thirsty for animal facts."
—School Library Journal
"In showcasing the riches and peculiarities of the natural world, Jenkins offers plenty to seize (and satisfy) readers' curiosities."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This will be an ideal holiday gift for kids who love animals or who love Steve Jenkins books—and that amounts to a lot of kids."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Charts and graphs throughout are as intriguing as the animals themselves; an index of the featured animals is pretty much brilliant, including not just page numbers but size, habitat, and diet."
—The Horn Book Magazine, starred review