In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: David Elliott
Illustrator: Matthew Trueman
Publisher: Candlewick
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9780763660734
Pages: 48

Poems of prehistoric creatures are combined with watercolor illustrations to take the reader on a wonderful walk with extinct animals both large and small. A combination of clever, humorous poetry about dinosaurs and mammals from ancient history and stunning illustrations create a passage to the world from ages past.

Large and little paleontologist wannabees and scientists alike will enjoy this wonderful picture book. Each illustration gives emotion and character to the animals on the page with an especially striking Dunkleosteus, Yutyranus, and Megalodon. This book is both educational and entertaining, a very enjoyable read.