The author of Mazescapes (2001) and Mazeways (2007) presents 12 ecosystem mazes from around the globe, and along each route children can search for more than 350 hidden animals scattered throughout the colorfully inked pictures (an answer key in the back pinpoints their locations). Each puzzle solution appears on its own page in the back, along with additional paragraphs about the vegetation, climate, and other unique qualities of each environment. Fun facts reinforce the delicate balance and importance of these regions and subtly push a message of conservation. Nature-loving youngsters and puzzle-hounds alike will enjoy repeat visits to these landscapes. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
Gr 2–4—These simple, themed mazes are set in full-spread renditions of biomes ranging from a tropical rain forest to a rocky, penguin-packed Antarctic beach. Munro invites viewers to trace each wandering, easy-to-follow pathway with a finger, noting distinctive landforms and keeping their eyes peeled for the tiny but precisely rendered wildlife visible on either side of the path. A list of wildlife on the page plus visual keys at the back of the book will prevent younger or less-attentive children from becoming frustrated. The author adds to those keys a brief description of each biome's characteristics, identifies the locations on which each landscape is modeled, and closes with a carefully selected list of Web and print resources. This is truly a complete package: it's engrossing and interactive, featuring finely and accurately detailed art and covering the basics of an organizational concept that is central to our understanding of the natural world.—John Peters, New York Public Library [Page 89]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Mazes through 12 ecosystems, from evergreen forests to coral reefs, from the frozen tundra to hot desert sands.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Presents twelve aerial views of a variety of ecosystems in puzzle format, inviting readers to find a series of animals hidden within each maze.Review by Publisher Summary 3
The marvelous Roxie Munro is back with more a-MAZE-ing adventures! This time she’s taking kids on an exciting (and informative) journey through 12 incredible ecosystems, from lush evergreen forests to colorful coral reefs, from the frozen tundra to hot desert sands. And to make things even more fun?and challenging?every bright and bold maze features hidden animals that belong in that environment, including wolves, stingrays, parrots, crocodiles, and a whole colony of seals! The ecosystems include:Tropical Rainforest - Desert - Arctic Polar - Grasslands - Savanna - Wetlands - Coral Reef - Tundra - and a human habitat: a campground!