A small softcover ‘encyclopedia’, the First Encyclopedia relates elementary facts concerning mammals, reptiles, and insects. While encyclopedia are usually known for being comprehensive, if not exhausted, First Encyclopedia is skimps over information, choosing what are considered to be the most essential facts of a few creatures.
Here are a few of the more interesting facts included.
Pages 30-31 discuss how different male birds attempt to attract females. Nothing graphic. Page 45 shows two millipedes ‘mating’ – their upper bodies are wrapped around each other, nothing more.
Humans are referred to several times as animals / mammals.
Conclusion. Good, but not amazing.
Note: My copy of First Encyclopedia of Animals is missing the first few pages. I have no clue what occurs on these pages.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret