AFRICAN CRITTERS; Robert B. Haas; Washington, D. C.: National Geographic, 2008. Non-fiction.
National Geographic photographer Robert Haas takes children and their lucky parents on safari to "shoot" African animals in the wild. Hippos and rhinos (the "big grays"), leopard cubs, lion cubs at risk from angry water buffalo, are all shown here along with pictures of the photographers in their jeep, stories of their adventures, and explanations of how the pictures were taken. One of the National Science Teachers' Association's Best Trade Books of 2008, African Critters is accessible to children young and old, and is an exciting ride.