K-Gr 2-These delightful Australian imports blend natural science with stories. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the animals in their natural habitats, the books are sure to circulate heavily. Pelican's Secret is the humorous tale of a bird that seems to spend all his time preening and admiring his feathers when others are searching for food, but is always well fed. When he thinks no one is looking, he flies over to the boats where the fishermen toss him scraps. In Clever Plan, a newly hatched sea turtle faces dangers on her first trip to the sea and comes up with a plan to avoid being eaten. Tree Frog tells of the journey through the forest of a female frog searching for the male that is calling. The author has hit on the right combination of fact and fiction to make these titles winners with students.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.