Cathryn Sill helps the reader explore in this easy-to-read, informative guidebook for youngsters. Athough all animals share some basic characteristics, each has its own unique qualities. Some live in the cold Arctic region, while others live in hot, dry deserts. Some animals are born helpless, while others move about on their own soon after birth. The beautifully drawn pictures make this book a treasure that children will refer to even as they outgrow picture books.