Professor Phil Whitfield is a lecturer in zoology, biology, and parasitology at King's College, University of London. He is also an author and consultant, producing books on science, technology, and especially the life sciences. His past works have been shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulence Prize for sceince writing. He lives in London, UK.
School Library JournalPersonal in their stories, the texts present a lively look at the creatures from birth to parenthood. Each book is chock-full of large, realistic illustrations that keep pace with the simple narratives.. . . Focusing on popular animals, these eye-catching and approachable volumes will appeal to children reading on their own, to classroom teachers, and to homeschoolers. Tulsa Book ReviewThe illustrations that accompany the text are so realistic they almost seem like photographs. . . . With careful choices of how they show the hunt, the book also manages to be realistic about hunting without drifting into blood and gore. The text is short and simple, and because it's told in the first person brings a personal feeling to the story. . . . I'm sure many teachers will look forward to collecting this entire series. Wrapped in Foil BlogHigh-quality book . . . and you can feel the caliber starting with [it's] well-crafted covers. . . . Written for the beginning readers, with large illustrations full of color and texture. This book would be great to accompany a trip to the zoo or a unit on life cycles.