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Children's LiteratureYoung readers will learn about the concepts of big and small by comparing different animals in this clearly written and simply worded picture book. Part of the "Animal Opposites" series, this nonfiction text uses full-color photographs of animals to let readers see and read for themselves the differences in size between various animals. The animal comparisons often have a connection to each other, whether it is the big whale and the small krill that whales eat, the small oxpecker that eats bugs off the big African buffalo, or a connection through names as in the big tiger and the small tiger beetle. Simple animal facts are also worked in throughout the text, informing readers that the smallest type of hummingbird is the size of a bumblebee, and that flying squirrels do not really fly. Included at the end of the book is a "Did You Know?" section, a glossary, and references for more information. Bright colors are used to set off the animal photos and the text, making this book both visually and educationally enjoyable for young animal enthusiasts. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 7.