Monday, May 18, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: Follow that Food Chain!

Lerner has some fantastic series out there, many of which I've reviewed, and this series is no exception. Follow That Food Chain features 6 different titles, each focusing on the food chain of a particular region. And it's in "Choose Your Own Adventure" fashion. SO cool!

The three I'm concentrating on here, A Savannah Food Chain, A Rainforest Food Chain, and A Desert Food Chain, are all written by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn and Donald Wojahn. Each title begins by introducing the reader to the region with landscapes, descriptions of climate, and terrain. We then move onto major animal and insect players in the food chain. For example, lions and hyenas on the Savanna, jaguars and anteaters in the Rain Forest, and coyotes and rattlesnakes in the desert.

The really cool thing about these books is how the reader gets to control the story, much like those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books we all love so much. You can choose what a particular animal eats next, leading to a new page filled with cool facts and brilliant photographs.

Each book also includes an index, a bibliography, and other info for more research. An awesome series, recommended for all libraries!

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book covers above to link to Amazon.

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