Prehistoric Pets

Prehistoric Pets
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
What did your guinea pig's great-great-great-great-great-grandparents look like? Paleontologist Dr. Dean Lomax takes a close look at seven of our favorite pets and uses fossil clues to reveal who their prehistoric ancestors might be. Incredible pop-ups bring you face-to-face with awesome ancient creatures, including a velociraptor, a saber-toothed cat, and the giant snake Titanoboa. This book is packed full of fun facts about amazing animals and fascinating fossils.

Kirkus Reviews

Visual drama paired to a substantial informational load. (Informational pop-up picture book. 6-10)

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Review quotes

Filling in the spaces around Love's fetching portraits of wild and domestic modern creatures, paleontologist Lomax natters on about the main types and characteristics of cats, dogs, fish, rodents, and other familiar animal families. This information appears on the outer leaves of each double-page spread, but the stars of the show are the pop-up figures that rear dramatically with each lift of a gatefold. . . . Whether today's pets would kill and/or eat us given the chance may be a matter for debate...but as for their predecessors, readers will come away with no such doubts.
—Kirkus Reviews
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2021

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