Children's LiteratureOne in a series of books about prehistoric life, this volume traces the emergence of fish on earth over 400 million years ago and briefly discusses life on earth during the prehistoric period, as well as how fish have adapted over millions of years. Color photos, drawings, maps and a well-research text add to the discussion of fish fossils, fish groups, their life cycle and feeding habits appealing to the targeted age group. Including both eras and periods as time frames may be confusing without a graphic illustrating their relationship. Included are a quiz, an activity, glossary, index and sources for further study. Part of the "Prehistoric Life" series. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.