This series of four books is filled with gorgeous pictures, lots of fun facts, and interesting statistics that will absolutely fascinate you and your children. The pictures are not your typical cutesy shots that you would expect to see in a children's book; instead, this book is filled with absolutely stunning photography that will hold even an adult's attention. The books are quite large, about a 9" by 10" size, and have more than ninety pages each. Each two-page spread has a gorgeous, full-color picture that covers about 3/4 of the area, plus a paragraph that contains fun facts and information about what is shown in the picture.
Incredible Earth--This is, of course, pictures from all over our planet. There are pictures and information about the baobab trees in Africa, volcanoes in Hawaii, geysers in the desert, rafflesia flowers in Asia, and much more.
Incredible Animals--A book of unique and interesting animals. Do you know what a leaf cutter ant is? How about a frogfish or a basilisk? When you read this book you will not only learn what they are, but you also will learn some fun and interesting facts about them as well.
Incredible Ocean--Gorgeous photos of life under water. Do you know what a wolf eel looks like or what its favorite food is? In this book you will be able to find out both. The pictures are vibrant, beautiful, and make you feel like you are right there.
Incredible Insects--The shimmering wings of a dragonfly, yellow jackets standing guard at the mouth of their nests, even a close-up of the eyes of a horsefly. These amazing pictures and many more are in this book.
I think these books are simply gorgeous. The photography is beautifully done. The information is interesting enough to spark curiosity but short enough to keep even a young child from becoming bored. These are much too nice to hide on a bookshelf or in a book bag somewhere. They are suggested for children aged 9-12, but they will definitely appeal to a much wider age range than that. The only thing I saw that may cause some parents to hesitate purchasing these is that in several places there is a reference to "millions of years"; however, that is done in such a way that it is very easy to skip over, and I saw no other evolution references in the books.