Several animals that live near rivers are the stars in this book that is part of the series entitled "Habitats." A few animals that live in the rivers are also described, and one plant from the Amazon is shown. While it is not clear that the animals and plants highlighted are not to be found in all rivers, it is clear that rivers and the living creatures that depend on them are beautiful and varied. The book uses vivid photographs and an uncluttered layout to tell its story. The information is organized with a table of contents, chapters, glossary, resource pages, and an index. In concert with other books about rivers and streams, this one could add to the resources on habitats.