I am in my second year homeschooling my 3 younger sisters-in-law. They are in the 6th and 3rd grades. I wanted something we could do together, and that would actually teach them. I felt their former curriculum was sub-par and I wanted to capture their scientific imaginations. They are avid animal lovers, so this was a great book to start with.
We're nearly finished and we've all enjoyed every bit of it. There are some animals included which I'd never heard of, so I'm learning right along with them. I also love that there's access to a course website and further information.
We're trying to play catch up in their grade levels, so we've divided the reading portion into very doable 3 day segments, the questions and projects in another, and one day is set aside for the weekly experiments. This will enable us to do 2 books this school year. I'm going to definitely order another of this series for them!
I love Apologia Science and this so far is our favorite! The frequent 'creation' emphasis and Scripture references coupled with very sound science information makes learning about land animals VERY interesting! The pictures are amazing too! There will be no-one NOT pleased with this book! It has every piece of info you would need to learn about Land Animals of all kinds!!