National Geographic Readers: Prehistoric Mammals

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My mom thought this book was about prehistoric animals, but I told her, “Oops, you were wrong!” It is about prehistoric mammals. Mammals are one kind of animal, but not all animals are mammals. I am a mammal! But I think I am not a prehistoric mammal! This book really tells about mammals, but not me. “As the earth changed, mammals changed with it.” The illustrations are really prehistoric, of course. They are paintings, because we do not have photographs of prehistoric mammals. Some of the mammals I learned about include: Andrewsarchus that lived 40 million years ago, Basilosaurus which was one of Earth’s first whales, and Megacerops which had two horns and is a joke in this book: “What’s the difference between a car and a Megacerops? A car has only one horn.” I also learned about mammal armor, pouches for babies, and hunting skills. There is a quiz in this book and I like quizzes. That was my favorite part of this book. I also like glossaries and this book has that too. Kids who like to learn about prehistoric times will enjoy reading this book. I want to get more National Geographic Kids books to read.

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Author Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Franco Tempesta, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher National Geographic Children’s Books
Publish Date 14-Apr-2015
ISBN 9781426319518
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Issue May 2015
Category Early Reader


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