Prehistoric mammals

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Book - 2015

"From woolly mammoths to saber-toothed cats, prehistoric mammals once roamed Earth. With beautiful and engaging illustrations, authentic photos, and accessible text, kids will learn all about these mighty mammals in this Level 2 reader" --

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Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society 2015.
Main Author
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (-)
Other Authors
Franco Tempesta (illustrator)
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Mammals long ago
  • Super size
  • Horns galore
  • Mammal armor
  • 6 fun facts about prehistoric mammals
  • Pouches for babies
  • Coats for the cold
  • Hunting skills.
Review by Booklist Review

The weird and woolly world of prehistoric mammals takes center stage in this early reader. Beginning with early mammals that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, the slim volume goes on to discuss creatures that lived on land and in the sea, prehistoric-animal extremes, Ice Age mammals, and early humans. Though each section only touches briefly on each creature, the eye-catching layout keeps things engaging. Each page is festooned with graphics, from photos and artistic renderings of the gigantic creatures to sidebars, pronunciation keys, and jokes. The large-font text is straightforward and interesting, though occasionally it's a bit difficult to tell which animal the sentences refer to. Beginning readers interested in branching out from dinosaurs into other ancient animals will likely find this both informative and entertaining.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by Horn Book Review

This insightful early reader focuses on mammals that survived and thrived after the extinction of dinosaurs. Kid-friendly spreads include information on physical attributes and behavior and introduce readers to fascinating mammals such as the enormous Indricotherium. Colorful art, simple sentences, and funny jokes make this perfect for dinosaur-loving kids. Fun facts and a quiz encourage memory recall and further thinking. Glos. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.