Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life) (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554536337, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
The exciting adventure story and high-impact digital illustrations, each covering a two-page spread, will captivate children of this age, particularly boys, who are huge fans of prehistoric animals. But the book is also a terrific source of factual scientific information about the lives of plesiosaurs, their ocean habitat, the ocean's other inhabitants and the ways these creatures interacted with each other. As a special bonus, there is an information page describing these plesiosaurs at the back of the book. With its photo-realistic illustrations, this book would make an excellent resource for life science lessons on prehistoric animals and their environments, evolution and how modern scientists use their discoveries to make deductions about the animals of the distant past.
About the Author
Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.
Praise For Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life)…
Well-researched and attractive, this book is sure to appeal to young paleontologists.—Library Media Connection
Loxton's detailed prose allows readers to discover the life of prehistoric creatures in an interesting and exciting way. He creates the perfect blend of scientific facts with child-friendly storytelling.—CM Magazine