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At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea
At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea Reviews

Review: Dec. 21--This book is just outstanding! It is the only book that clearly shows how natural selection and evolution really >work< through macroevolution, or the evolution of large body structures. The story that Zimmer relates of how some critters have gone into the sea, back to the land, and repeated this several times, taught me stuff that even I hadn't heard about (as an eclectic reader of evolutionary biology tomes). There's also a fine amount of the history of paleontology woven into t... Read more

Meet Wild Boars
Meet Wild Boars Reviews

Review: Great fun for both my daughter and my husband--their favorite books are about "baddies" like these rude, messy, inconsiderate boars, who are all named to add to their realism. Follow up about taking a bath is just as much fun. Read more

Archy and Mehitabel
Archy and Mehitabel Reviews

Review: A very enjoyable collection of "bite-sized" poems that is a good "pick up once in a while" book. I was first exposed to archy and mehitabel in high school but I found that the poems have much more resonance with the passing of years. The poems are written by "archy", a free verse poet in a past life who has been reincarnated as a philosophical cockroach. He writes by diving headfirst onto a typerwiter -- rendering capital letters and punctuation moot. He observes life around him, and also tells ... Read more

Pearls of Lutra
Pearls of Lutra Reviews

Review: This is perhaps one of the only books in the series (the only one that I can recall, at least) that follows primarily an otter rather the usual main characters. Sadly, this particular story wasn't one of my favorites in the series, as the characters came off a little stiff and I just wasn't as drawn in as I usually am. However, it was still just as beautifully written as all the other books in this series. Read more

A Redwall Winter's Tale
A Redwall Winter's Tale Reviews

Review: Cute child book with a lot of cute pictures/drawings highlighting the story and a nice short story inside. Perfect to read for your kid or with your kid :) Read more

Misty's Twilight
Misty's Twilight Reviews

Review: I loved this book! It was a "Misty Story" but not about Misty. It was really sweet and kept moving at a good pace, and I think taught kids a lot about the "true story" of Chinoteague and how real of a place it is. Read more

You're an Animal, Viskovitz!
You're an Animal, Viskovitz! Reviews

Review: This book is so funny i rarely read funny books but this one is worth it. Its funny how Visko can compare us women to animals its just different stories of a Visko and the different woman's in his life.How hes always in and out of love hes never steady. how he thinks hes in love but meets another woman and it all happens again. I can also relate yo this book thats why it catches my attention it always leaves me wondering will visko ever be tied down? Read more

The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures Of Henrietta And Her Foreign Correspondent
The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures Of Henrietta And Her Foreign Correspondent Reviews

Review: Much better than the "average" cat story, because the author is a writer for the New York Times--he is smart and funny and so is this book.

Most cat books end with the cat dying...and I end up crying, which I don't like. In this one, yes, the cat dies at the end, but the author tells that part so quickly that I was able to read it without tears. That's a good thing! Read more

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