Gr 2-5-Markle's overviews of jackals, Tasmanian devils, and wolverines skillfully mingle the sights, sounds, and smells of their worlds. She describes the challenges these animals face in foraging for food, maintaining a territory, raising progeny, and using physical attributes to survive in their specialized habitat. The full-color, full-page photos, all from a broad array of archives, clearly support the texts. Laurence Pringle's Jackal Woman (S & S, 1993) and Kathy Darling's Tasmanian Devil (HarperCollins, 1992) offer even more information. These titles are laudable for their readable texts but they lack the edgy brilliance of original photographs to match her smooth visual language.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.