The Oxford First Book series, with lifesales of 50,000 copies since publication in 1999, is a strong seller. Now with new vibrant covers the series gets a modern look that is perfect for the trade and libraries. The Oxford First Book of Animals provides in-depth coverage of different themes such as the way animals live, feed and reproduce, animals with shells, fishes, birds and mammals as required by the National Curriculum for Science at KS1. It introduces children of 5 upwards to the vocabulary they need for their first steps in learning about animals for school and home. Barbara Taylor is an award-winning author of children's books on natural history.