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A creature whose name says it all.
There are a lot of large birds that inhabit
our world today—the albatross, the condor, the emperor penguin. But
none of these compare to the terror bird: a bird of prey that roamed
ancient South America over fifteen million years ago. The terror bird
could stand as tall as a basket ball hoop, with strong beaks designed to
hunt. For sixty million years, the terror bird thrived. Almost every
other animal could be considered its prey.
How did this prehistoric creature live and
hunt? How did it eventually become extinct? Sarah Thompson presents this
scientific information with the emerging reader in mind—the text is
simple, concise, and clear, yet full of useful and thought-provoking
facts and ideas. Andrew Plant’s illustrations, labeled throughout,
provide readers with an accurate visual of the creatures presented.
Lovers of nature and paleontology will find much to enjoy in this
introduction to the biggest meat-eating bird that ever lived.
Back matter includes facts about other
flightless birds—both alive and extinct—as well as additional resources
for further discovery.
This book is good for your brain because it provides:
Life science, characteristics and behaviors of ancient animals,
explanation of predator/prey relationships, strong picture/text support
Ancient Animals Terror Bird is a book with wonderful illustrations and great written details about how Terror Birds lived and preyed. My daughter really learning about this majestic creature through reading the book. At first she did not realized how large the bird was, until one of the pages described that it could be as tall as a basketball hoop. I recommend this book for kids going into first grade. My daughter is going to start second grade in September and the reading level for this book was easy for her. She was able to finish the book in less than 10 minutes. Although the publisher recommended this book for kids ages 6 to 9, This would probably be too easy for a child in 3rd grade.
Ancient Animals Terror Bird is due to be released in August 2013. To buy this book, please visit the Charlesbridge online store. You could also find a local retailer near you by visiting the site.