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Children's LiteratureIn another informative and attractive book in the "About..." series, the Sills introduce marsupials, including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and others in this fascinating group. In just a few words per double-page spread, they describe what is unusual about marsupials, how and where they live, what they eat, and the importance of protecting them. Detailed, naturalistic watercolors fill each of the seventeen pages with each of the animals depicted in a part of its native Australian environment. A six-page "Afterword" supplies a paragraph of additional information along with small illustrations. There is also a glossary and lists of additional sources. This introduction can both inform and lead to further explorations. 2006, Peachtree Publishers, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz