National Parks of the USA

illus. by Chris Turnham. 112p. index. maps. Quarto. Jul. 2018. Tr $30. ISBN 9781847809766.
Gr 2–6—This oversize picture book atlas of sorts examines U.S. national parks. Striking art deco—style illustrations and stylized fonts create an informative feast for the eyes. Early elementary school readers will love the browsable pages, but even middle schoolers will find some use here, and adults will marvel at the presentation. Familiar parks such as the Everglades, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite are here, but lesser known ones get equal treatment. Each region of the United States, from sea to shining sea, boasts a national park worthy of exploring. Fascinating snippets of information are interspersed—lobsters are ill tempered; wolverines can take down animals as big as elk.
VERDICT Pair, use, or display with a more detailed guide book of the parks for a thorough, stunning look at our nation's natural treasures.

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