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Children's LiteratureMany aspects of mountain gorillas, from their strong bodies to their habitat and their huge diet, are covered in this educational text complemented with colorful illustrations. High-quality, detailed photographs are included as well, some showing the deep intensity and mystery within these beautiful animals' eyes. The page layout will keep readers' interest and makes the text easy to read and to follow from topic to topic. Readers are sure to come away with an understanding of the seriousness of the mountain gorillas' status on the endangered species list, and why it is so important to protect them from becoming extinct. A glossary, an index, and a list of websites with more mountain gorilla information are included. This title is part of the "Earth's Endangered Animal Species" series. 2005, Crabtree Publishing Company, and Ages 7 to 10.
—Cherie Ilg Haas