My middle guy is obsessed with obscure animals like emperor tamarins, scarlet macaws, and fire salamanders, just to name a few. Animals that we’ve come to realize are so unique or unknown that we frequently find books devoted exclusively to their species. As such, we’ve resorted to google to try to find books that offer glimpses of these rare creatures; an offhand drawing on a hidden page here, a blurb there. As such, we’ve discovered a whole new volume of beautiful picture books about islands and jungles and grasslands. Including this gem which is a bit heavy for a cover-to-cover read through, but makes for excellent animal spotting and appreciating some of the world’s most beautiful places.