As adults, most of us have forgotten our childhood fascination with animals, but Masson (When Elephants Weep; Dogs Never Lie) has never let that wonder fade. His books convey not only his endless curiosity about the animal kingdom but also his ability to look beyond the common knowledge about a particular creature to highlight the truly unique, the charming, or even the mind-boggling aspects of what is known about that animal's behavior or habits. His new work contains short entries on 100 different animals, ranging from the familiar (cats, cows, chickens) to the unusual (coconut crabs, okapis, mulberry silkworms). Each entry varies in the type of information given but is consistently captivating and guaranteed to renew our interest in the animal kingdom. Highly recommended for all public and undergraduate library natural history collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/06.] Marianne Stowell Bracke, Purdue Univ. Libs., West Lafayette, IN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.