Sometimes it seems that the youngest students have the most questions. The Scholastic First Encyclopedia series, now available in a paperback format, is still the resource to which these children can turn. Designed with the earliest readers in mind, these vibrantly illustrated books contain easy-to-understand text that provides the answers to the questions kids have about the world.With all the standard reference tools such as an index, glossary, and well-labeled diagrams, the First Encyclopedias go a step further. Every detail has been carefully designed for very young children. Kids will use standard research features, but in a simplified format that will make finding information a snap! In particular, the unique cross-referencing system makes it easy for any child to find additional information on a topic.Animals and Nature answers all the questions youngsters may have about the physical world around them, including topics like plants, animals, landforms, and the weather.