In the striking, tack-sharp photographs of this animal ABC, creatures look out from the pages as if wishing to commune with readers. The formatlots of white spacegives the unusual selection of animals (well, yes, Z is for zebra, and X is for ox) a tangible presence: Didn't the mandrill's eyes just move? Might not that frog be sticky to the touch? Though a few of the critters look cut-and-pasted, this board-book bestiary is fairly breathtaking. (Picture book. 1-4)
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, June 10, 1996
The ever-expanding menagerie of animal ABC books now includes James Balog's Animals A to Z. With its durable board book format and eye-catching, silhouetted photographs, the book is just right for very young readers.