When I was 8 years old, I found a copy of this book. I'm not really sure how I found it, I just know that I had a copy and I absolutely loved it. Because of this book, I experienced what it was like to keep alive many small animals and learn to care for them as pets. I remember specifically catching crickets, making my jar as a small living area for them, and feeding them melon slices after dinner. In the evening, they would chirp in my room as I went to sleep. It became a great childhood memory.
Other animals were cared for in my posession, like tadpoles, praying mantis, toads, and many more. Each of them were kept for a short time and then released into the wild. As it was, I am thankful for the experience to have had this book, and I recommend it for any parent to their young child to experience more about the world we live in. I know it was a great experience for me.