PW praised Kitchen's ``beautiful and scientifically accurate'' illustrations, adding that ``even adult artists and engineers will be inspired by the creativity and diversity of his subjects.'' Ages 4-up. (July)
- Beverly Kobrin
The impeccable paintings in this volume, which depicts 12 animals constructing habitats, adds an aesthetic to youngsters' views of wildlife rarely equaled. Kitchen has prepared a trio of books about the natural world; the other titles are When Hunger Calls and Somewhere Today.
- Dr. Judy Rowen
Kitchen introduces the reader to twelve skillful builders from the animal kingdom with text accompanied by gloriously detailed illustrations. The book includes such oddities as the tailorbird of Asia. This unusual creature sews leaves together with spider silk to camouflage her nest. Large print announces each animal and its reason for building, while additional information is summarized in a paragraph below, which makes the book equally attractive to restless younger tots as well as more curious older children. Also in the series are When Hunger Calls and Somewhere Today.