Title: Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth
Created by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton
Published by Walker Books
RRP: $27.99

Perfect for the budding young scientist, this non-fiction picture book is perfect. It looks at all living things, how some look different but are the same, and some look the same but are different. Food webs are covered, and classification and numbering of species. Homes and habitats are discussed, all in both verbal and visual form. The book concludes with the destruction we as humans are continuing to wreak throughout the world, and the fatal consequences of this, including the extinction of many animals.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful. So involved and intricate, there is something new to see each time you look. The verbal text uses scientific language in an easy to understand manner, informing the young reader. There is an important message in this book and it will join the growing number of favourite titles. Perfect for school and public libraries.

Many thanks to Walker Books for supplying this book for review.