Gr 2-3-These titles disburse the facts in short, sometimes choppy, sentences. The type is huge and is set amid plenty of white space. Each book has large, often full-page illustrations and reproductions. Some pictures are grainy and some are obviously computer-enhanced. But, generally, they balance the words nicely. Each book has a "Detour" page that offers sideline information. For example, in Grand Canyon, animals making their homes in the canyon are mentioned. Only Erie Canal has a map, which is unfortunate. Overall, these titles can be useful for introducing students to these American wonders.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.