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Reviewed by Lois J Wickstrom for Readers' Favorite
Who Needs a Volcano? is a cool question that lots of people ask, but few people can answer. Carla Mae Jansen provides a wide variety of surprising answers with illustrations by Kaia Joy Jansen, plus photographs of wild creatures from around the globe. A volcano isn’t just a mountain that spews lava. It’s a landmark. It’s a source of rich soil that feeds a wide variety of animals on both land and sea. Some even live inside the volcano and enjoy near-boiling temperatures. The hot steamy environment provides homes for heat-loving creatures, including bacteria and sharks. Volcanoes can create islands and black sandy beaches. They can even serve as landmarks for migrating creatures like dolphins. Carla Mae Jansen enhances the book with tidbits about each creature, like each tiger has its own stripe pattern and a mouse-sized jerboa can jump 9 feet.
Volcanoes can look scary, but Who Needs a Volcano? by Carla Mae Jansen shows they can be useful as well. The illustrations by Kaia Joy Jansen and the photographs by assorted photographers show nearly a dozen creatures that depend on volcanoes for a place to live and food to eat. When kids are curious about the world around them, and wonder about the value of things that appear scary and dangerous, this book will be both reassuring and inspiring. Recommended for both home and school. The high quality photographs make this factual but fun book feel real. The extra information about all the creatures that depend on volcanoes will inspire both future biologists and environmentalists.