Library Media Connection
The layout, colors, and photography are well organized and very eye-catching. These books would be useful for browsing, as well as teaching and researching ecosystems and life cycles.
The Horn Book
Well-designed double-page spreads (including useful tab-charts on left-hand pages) provide brief information about each creature and its place on the chain. Vivid photos and vibrantly colored pages are eye-catching. Useful food web charts summarizing content are appended.
Part of the Life Cycles series, this title combines two important elementary science concepts: life cycles and food chains. Double-page spreads focus on 11 ocean animals and where they fall in three different food chains, including the more familiar jellyfish and shark as well as animals not usually included in such books, like salmon and bald eagles. . . . An attractive layout with large, simply stated text, an ocean-blue background, and plenty of photographs make things easy on the eye, while a pictorial animal guide along each page, a glossary, and an index make the book easy to use.