Kate Petty is a well-respected writer and editor of children's books. She is the author of two recent picture books, Made with Love: How Babies Are Made and The Nightspinners. Ms. Petty lives in England.
Kate Petty was born in 1951.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Bears (Baby Animals)?
And this time Complete means complete. Jan 4, 2005
Don't you just hate it when you have questions on some subject and you purchase a book which is described as a "Complete Guide" to that subject only to find it isn't a complete guide at all... Then you just get annoyed because of the wasted money.
Well, this book is not a waste of money simply because it is exactly what it says in the title - A complete guide to every species of Bear. And what a guide it is too. Just as soon as the book arrived I sat down to glance through the pages. I like to get a feel for every book I am about to review and I need to see what the format and photography is like before I settle down to some serious reading.
The first thing that caught my eye was the list of contributors. 18 of the 32 names were Doctors and all of them eminent in the field of Bears, Zoology and other related aspects. Then there are the photographs - every one of which is of a "National Geographic" standard. Finally, I found the graphics to be quite excellent.
All that was left was to read the book and over the next few days it was hard to put down. I found myself describing the "Festival of the Slain Bear" to my wife and then saying something very different like "did you know that when a fully grown adult Polar Bear sands upright - they can reach 12 feet high."
This is an easy-to-read informative book supported by photography of the highest calibre and first class illustrations. If you want to know anything at all about Bears - and I do mean any species, I am sure you will find it in here. If you want to photograph Bears, these pictures will give you a standard to aim for. In fact this is probably the only book on Bears you will ever need.