|Animals!: Here We Grow|
Author: Rotner, Shelley
Photographs document the life cycle of a variety of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2020 Large, colorful photographs and large, simple text show the various changes that animals go through from birth to adulthood. Readers will be able to compare similarities and differences between animals at their different stages of growth, especially those that share similar stages, such as egg and hatchling, but develop into completely different beings in their adult stages. The vast majority of spreads are dedicated to the vibrant photography, often laying out multiple images in parallel, showing each step within a stage of physical development. Included here are mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, with the final spread depicting a human’s growth from infant to child. Information on life cycles and breeds accompanies the text, along with a glossary of terms. A strong choice for beginners reading independently or aloud with a parent, for storytimes, and for introducing the youngest readers to life cycles and animal growth. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 01/28/2022 PreS-Gr 1—Told in a series of short sentences and photographs, this book covers different animals (among them rabbits, horses, dogs, cats, and humans) and the stories of their maturation: "egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Egg to tadpole to frog." There are three to five photographs for each animal, which take up the majority of the page. Only a small portion at the bottom remains white, where the words are written in various colors. Toward the end of the book, there is an explanation of what a life cycle is. A glossary and details about each creature appear in the back matter. VERDICT An additional purchase for libraries where young readers need simple books on the growth of animals.—Tracy Cronce - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.