Superstats: Extreme Planet

64p. glossary. index. maps. photos. Little Bee. 2015. Tr $11.99. ISBN 9781499800845.
K-Gr 4—These fun-filled pages of globally relevant facts, maps, and stats will educate and inspire 10 out of 10 kids as they explore the world's tallest, widest, coldest, driest, fastest, and deepest waterways, deserts, mountains, and byways. Sparkling jewels of information are presented in easy-to-read "Fact File" boxes that use varied fonts and colors to bedazzle young minds. Quantities, qualities, hierarchies, and key words help readers assimilate a wealth of knowledge. Realistic photos juxtaposed with print graphics and animated illustrations add to the bright, celebratory look and feel.
VERDICT Substantial yet intriguing material will lead readers into further research of their favorite topics; older children will enjoy sharing with their younger siblings.

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