cover image Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Lynne Cherry. Dutton Books, $3.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-525-44305-6

The first four titles in the World Wildlife Fund books give readers a glimpse of animals in their natural habitats. The books are short and offer little in the way of hard facts, but each names a few simple characteristics of that animal's life. Cherry's pictures are semirealistic; her renditions of the animals and landscapes will help youngsters understand the lush forests or icy seas where these creatures live. Many of the animals smile out at readers, and all are presented as cuddly creatures. The value of these books is to emphasize species that are on the endangered list, and to that end, a percentage of the profits from each books goes to the WWF. Ages 1-4. (September)