These have wonderful, realistic pictures that move when you turn or move the page. Carol Kaufmann, a writer for National Geographic, writes a crisp descriptive of each image with information about size, habitat, and other interesting information geared to an older than toddler reader.
Polar (6120 words) is owned by ICPL. There are 3 other books in the series, Safari, Jungle, and Ocean that we do not currently own.
My toddler grandson likes his a lot. He usually pulls them out of his book shelf first for reading time. He has many reading times so they are well used. He likes the moving pictures and we grown-ups like the narratives with the pictures. Everyone is well entertained.
Scanimation is a similar photo technology. Peanuts (2550 words) from the comics collection and Waddle (3060 words) from the children’s room are some examples of scanimation books at ICPL. The photos are different from the photicular books and they usually have less text.
Take a look at both, they are fun. These make interesting and cool gifts.