These beautiful, instructive books enter the complex worlds of small living creatures and make fine introductions to natural science. They are profusely illustrated in full color and with scientific accuracy. Each creature is shown in detail, and body parts are labeled and described. Insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians, and birds are shown in each of their stages, from egg to maturity. The text is on a comprehension level to suit higher elementary and junior high school grades, which makes these volumes ideal for home reading, school libraries, and as school supplements to basic science textbooks.