Children's LiteratureThe youngest of scholars will receive a surprisingly thorough introduction to the continent of South America via this book, one of seven such works in the "Pull Ahead Books-Continents" series. Basic information about South America's topography, geography, population, and flora and fauna are presented, illustrated by full-color photographs. Two colorful and easy-to-read maps are included: one delineates South America's location in relation to Earth's six other continents; the other outlines its 12 countries and one territory. A handy page titled "Cool Facts About South America" provides thumbnail information about the continent's size, animals and plants, large cities, etc. The book also contains an index, a glossary (the words it defines are highlighted in bold throughout the text), and a page suggesting Web sites and books to access for additional information. This volume should serve as an easy-to-read reference source for kindergarteners through second graders who are just beginning to learn about the world's continents. 2005, Lerner Publications Company, Ages 5 to 7.