Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins - ADVISABLE

Jenkins, Steve  Prehistoric Actual Size  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005.  $8.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

Eighteen different lesser known animals from the prehistoric time period are described in this creative picture book.  Insects, fish and birds of all different sizes are shown with a short 1-2 sentence interesting fact and then at the end of the book there is a full paragraph that gives more information about the animal.  There is also a description at the back that explains how scientists guess the information about animals that existed so long ago.  Steve Jenkins does a great job grabbing readers with his fantastic art work and interesting facts.  This book isn’t my favorite Jenkins book, but my boys were riveted and were asking all sorts of questions.   

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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