* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room…
Today’s great book: Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins (2005, Houghton Mifflin Company)
About the Author: http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com/
Teacher Resource: http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=23811&a=1
Time to Read: informational, facts and figures; great illustrations!
Summary: from Scholastic.com…”What is it like to come face-to-face with the ten-foot-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede that is more than six feet long, or a dinosaur smaller than a chicken? In this “actual size” look at the prehistoric world, which includes two dramatic gatefolds, you’ll meet these awe-inspiring creatures, as well as many others.”
Best Quote from the Book: “In this book you’ll see what these prehistoric animals, along with many others, may have looked like at actual size.”
Our View: Written and illustrated by acclaimed author Steve Jenkins, Prehistoric Actual Size is the award-winning sequel to another of our favorite books by the author, Actual Size. The book is full of great and intriguing information about prehistoric animals and includes detailed illustrations that give readers a sense of just how enormous (or tiny) many of these animals were. There is also an index of information with more details about each animal. We bought this book because our nephews are drawn to such informational books right now and devour them quickly and then talk about them for days on end. Jenkins’ books are especially captivating and truly bring to life some amazing information. This is a unique book that dads can purchase and give away whenever they have the opportunity.