This book wasn't really what I thought it would be. I expected a little more treatment of the formation of islands, but this book was really more of a poem about islands and how they become populated. I was looking for something that would be more instructional for my niece, and that would feed her natural curiosity, but this wasn't that book. Don't get me wrong, the book was well written, and well done for what it was. I just wanted something a little more "sciences," and a little less "arts and sciences."