Welcome to the animal kingdom where families (males, females, adults, and babies) live, love, and try to survive in a variety of habitats including tundra, rainforest, and savannah. Children aged two to four will enjoy this up-close and personal look at nearly three dozen land, sea, and tree dwelling animals.

Each animal is introduced in silhouette with the opposite page containing snippets of information on his or her sound, home, and meal. Among the creatures profiled in this informative book are penguin, goat, owl, crocodile, peacock, fish, tiger, wolf, snail, frog, and many others. We thought of the hymn by Cecil Francis Alexander as we read through Animals . . . and Their Families written and illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni:

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all."