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BEYOND THE DINOSAURS by Charlotte Lewis Brown


Monsters of the Air and Sea

by Charlotte Lewis Brown & illustrated by Phil Wilson

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: June 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-053056-3
Publisher: HarperCollins

Giving younger dinophiles a chance to wrap their tongues around monikers like Deinosuchus, Pterodaustro and Archaeopteryx, this gallery of monsters that aren’t classified as dinosaurs but lived during the same time period presents 11 toothy creatures—generally seen, in the melodramatic illustrations, lunging at prey or gliding sinuously through air or water. Along with a pronunciation guide for each, Brown presents a selection of memorably stated facts—Kronosaurus “was longer than a bus. It had teeth as big as bananas”—to go with the art. Closing with a simple explanation of fossilization, this “Level 2” addition to the dinosaur shelves should soar off with the ease of a leather-winged Pteranodon. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)