Mastodon

Mastodon

by Marc Zabludoff, Peter Bollinger
     
 

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Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
One of a series of ten books on prehistoric beasts, this book details the mealtime, social life, and anatomy of the enormous mastodon. The author conveys the size of the mastodon by comparing it to a "reddish brown hill," and compares its size to a wooly mammoth and an elephant to help the reader grasp its enormity. This book includes information about the discovery of Mastodon skeletons in North America and the fist-size Mastodon tooth found in 1705 in New York which was originally thought to be a human tooth. A readable table of contents helps students navigate the book. Difficult words are printed in bold with a glossy and index in the back of the book. Teachers are provided a page of resources for further reading. The text and colorful digitally-generated illustrations are complemented by "Did you know?" sidebars. For those who follow the evolution theory, an attractive timeline highlights proboscideans from 55 million years ago to the mastodons of 10,000 years ago. Part of the "Prehistoric Beasts" series. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608700363
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Prehistoric Beasts 2 Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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