The My First Look At series provides young children with an introduction to the world around them. In Hungry Animals, kids follow the progression of a food chain, from a milkweed pod to a nest of hungry owlets. Colorful, detailed illustrations and fold-over flaps complement the easy-to-read text in this enchanting book. This book in the My First Look At series also suggests ways in which parents and children can explore nature -- without disturbing it.
This book’s clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson. The colorful illustrations do an excellent job of supporting the text, with pictures that are lively and involving “
The most entertaining of these books is Hungry Animals. The pictures are charming, especially one of the snake being borne off with the outline of the toad still visible through its skin.