I admit when I first heard of a fossa, I thought it was something made up for one of the Madagascar movies. But NO! It is REAL! As are all the wonderful and goofy animals you will find in A is for Axolotl: An Unusual Animal ABC.
First, you might need to learn how to pronounce such critters as axolotl, quokka, vaquita, and others. There is (at least in my reader copy) no pronunciation guide. Catherine Macorol, next time, even if it is a reader copy, please, lend a poor gal a hand? (Thanks bunches of grapes!)
Yet, there is nothing wrong with your illustrations. I wanted to hug Every. Single. One. (Okay, maybe not the water Bear or the Naked mole rat, but I am sure another water bears or naked mole rats would). These colorful, cute, fun, mostly cuddly (yes looking at you, thorny dragon) animals each have a small poem/description of what they do, eat, etc. Each one is geared to a younger audience but even this adult learned a few things. And there was (wait for it) one of my favorites included (though I know little about it as I just like how fuzzy it is). The yeti crab stepped up and represented!
Overall, this is a fun book. It is for kids who like animals and for adults who collect alphabet books. I would even put it in a classroom as high as third grade or use with older students who might need a little assistance with reading or learning. It is not “realistic” but more cartoonish in style, therefore, it might turn some older kids off, still, if done right it would be a perfect tool.