These introductory titles follow a standard format of brief chapters of basic information with clear, relevant illustrations (mainly color photos) on every spread. The books begin with lists of words to identify in the text. The first title introduces "Planet Parts," "Moving Pieces," "Mountains, Cracks, and Holes," and "Making New Crust." The second one discusses how fossils are formed, as well as finding and studying them. The third title defines different types of rocks and discusses the rock cycle. The colorful layout is appealing. These titles are comparable to those in the "Earth Rocks!" series (Rosen) and will complement existing collections or be a good starting point for young readers.
Michael GillerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.