K-Gr 3—Ten spreads per title offer introductory facts about familiar animals. Mini Beasts is the only one not set in a certain locale. Instead, the volume discusses beetles, noisy bugs, earwigs, and more. Two font sizes hint at different reading levels. The larger type comprises the main body of the texts. The smaller font falls below different colored bubble-shaped graphics that coincide with categories of information. For example, readers can find information about food below green bubbles. Blue bubbles explain where each creature lives. Chatty, friendly Nora the Naturalist, who is represented as a squatty cartoon character, makes an appearance on each two-page chapter and offers additional facts, such as "Snails and slugs live in moist environments and must retreat to damp hiding places when the weather is dry." The photos and illustrations are large and colorful. Attractive, basic introductions.