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Prehistoric Actual Size
Title: Prehistoric Actual Size
Author: Steve Jenkins
Illustrator: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication year: 2005
Brief Summary: From Houghton Mifflin-“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.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This book would be great for young children to get familiar with prehistoric animals. This book could be used in a science class also. I also think that this book could be used for older children too, not just young children.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I think children who are interested in science, or young children who are fascinated by dinosaurs will find this picture book interesting. I like the colorful, some full-size illustrations as well.