A noteworthy review of Comparing Animal Differences from Children's Bookwatch on April 1, 2020
Is that a llama or an alpaca? An alligator or a crocodile? The animal kingdom is full of creatures of all shapes and sizes, but occasionally there will be two that are seemingly identical. Each individual title in this twelve book set breaks down the similarities and differences between two animals that are commonly confused. Vivid images give young readers ages 5-8 a close look at each animal, highlighting the differences described in the text. Additional features include a side-by-side comparison of the animals, an activity encouraging readers to demonstrate their knowledge, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and an index. Enhanced with the inclusion of a phonetic glossary, sources for additional research, thematically relevant web sites, and activities for further learning, and unreservedly recommended for both elementary school and community library Pets/Wildlife collections, it should be noted that this outstanding series is comprised of: Alligators and Crocodiles; Butterflies and Moths; Dolphins and Porpoises; Hares and Rabbits; Leopards and Cheetahs; Lizards and Salamanders; Llamas and Alpacas; Puffins and Penguins; Spiders and Daddy Long Legs; Toads and Frogs; Turtles and Tortoises; Wasps and Bees.
—James A. Cox