From Alligator to Zebra, with 138 other fascinating animals in between, the Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals is a treasure trove of information about animals and their worlds. Here there are fish, birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and more. Each and every animal is shown in a full color photograph. Young readers and researchers will find that most of the animals featured are within their experience-either in their neighborhoods, or in aquariums or zoos. The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals pairs award-winning author Laurence Pringle with renowned photographer Norbert Wu. The combination makes for a unique book reflecting the enthusiasm and expertise of two major talents. There is nothing dry or dull or rote here. This author and this photographer have been in the field. They've seen where, and how, many of these animals live-and it shows. Animals and nature studies are a key part of a child's education. The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals gives young readers solid information, covering the physical characteristics of the animals, their behaviors, and their habitats. Also included are a glossary, index, and pronunciation guide. But this encyclopedia is more than an essential educational tool. It also taps into children's curiosity and wonder about animals and the way they live.Pringle, Laurence P. is the author of 'Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals' with ISBN 9780590522533 and ISBN 0590522531.