School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-These breezy introductions to the parks touch on camping, hiking, picnicking, and other outdoor opportunities such as horseback riding, ranger tours, or do-it-yourself drive-through and overlook stops. Maps showing sections of the park appear throughout with clearly defined icons and a small representation of the entire park for context. However, it is the full-color photography that outshines everything else. Beautiful images capture the natural landscapes and the rich variety of flora and fauna found in each area. Visually compelling with interesting texts, these titles also offer some sound advice, such as to take binoculars and to start at the visitor center. Just a bit of history is supplied to whet readers' interest. Serviceable jumping-off points for prospective visitors or armchair travelers.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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