Reviews for Mastodon
Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 May/June
Each of these titles discusses a prehistoric animal that was the predecessor to an animal living today. For example, Hyracotherium explores the similarities and differences between that prehistoric creature and today's modern horses, and Kronosaurus discusses the relationship to today's sea turtles. Each title also highlights information about what each animal looked like, where it lived, what it ate, and what we can learn from its fossil record. Pronunciation guides are included to help readers sound out the names of some of these less familiar beasts and their relatives. Colorful, captioned pictures make these fierce animals come alive and help the reader picture what life was like when they walked the earth. Overall, this series contains solid information about some lesser known prehistoric beasts and helps readers make connections to animals with which they are already familiar. Glossary. Timeline. Table of Contents. Index. Recommended. Anne Bozievich, Library Media Specialist, F iendship Elementary School, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.