Brimming with photos and scientific facts, Sea Lions treats middle-grade researchers and wild animal lovers to a comprehensive zoological profile of this marvelous marine mammal. Includes sidebars, an ocean range map, a glossary, and an ancient Ainu tale about the sea lion.
Part of the Living Wild (2024) series
A first-rate animal series returns with updated editions. Each title provides a thorough, well-rounded profile of the featured animal, covering physical features, behavior, life cycles, and habitats, supported by well-chosen photographs and drawings. Historical events and popular culture tie-ins add context, along with a short folktale and poem. The writing is clear and engaging, with enough depth of information to match the curiosity of older elementary and middle school learners. Most, but not all, photographs were used in previous editions, with two-to-four new photos in each. This new set features revised layouts, redesigned range maps, and new covers to provide a nicely updated look. The text is largely unchanged, with the crucial exception of threatened status and species populations now reflecting 2020’s data. VERDICT Add individual titles to cover subject holes or consider the complete set as a strong, wide-ranging update to the animal shelves in your collection.
–School Library Journal, 11/01/2023