This book stands out among other books that cover the topic of community ecology because of its integration of many concepts into one unifying theme: forest communities. It addresses forest in southern Asia, North America, and southern Africa. The book takes the reader through food chains in each of these temperate forests around the world, emphasizing patterns and similarities. . . . [U]se this book as a supplement to lessons covering food chains/food webs, life cycles, or even biomes. Reading level is appropriate for the intended audience (grades 2–5). The book would be a smart addition to a classroom library for use in a community ecology unit.