Gr 5-7-A visually dazzling trio in a new series. Dramatic, large-scale color photos perfectly complement the lucid, informative text in each book as it follows the lifestyle and life cycle of the Nile crocodile, an African savanna lion pride, and a gray wolf pack in far North America. Facts on communication, habitat, diet, hunting methods, birth, juvenile development, and social behaviors are included. Each title contains some questions and comments that might be useful to teachers, and lists of excellent books and videos for further consultation. While similar in scope to Seymour Simon's excellent Wolves (HarperTrophy, 1995), Angelika Hofer's attractive The Lion Family Book (S & S, 1991), and Mark Deeble's eye-catching The Crocodile Family Book (Sagebrush, 2000), these handsome titles should still be awarded space on your shelves.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.