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Title:
After the dinosaurs : mammoths and fossil mammals
ISBN:
9780060530532

9780060530549

9780060530556

9781428756007

9781435289512
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2006.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series title(s):
Contents:
Wooly mammoth -- Smilodon -- Glyptodon -- Basilosaurus -- Eohippus -- Platybelodon -- Andrewsarchus -- Megatherium -- Macrauchenia -- Homo sapiens.
Summary:
An introduction to the strange mammals who ruled the earth after the dinosaurs.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 3.6 0.5.

0.5 Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 110324.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1.0 43717.
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J ER Brown
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ADVANCED BROWN
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ADVANCED BROWN
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J 569 Brown 2006
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Summary

Read about the largest mammal ever to walk on land, about a tiger with teeth longer than your hand, and about a horse the size of a dog!

Mammals -- some strange and some strangely familiar -- ruled the earth after the dinosaurs. These compelling creatures are introduced to beginning readers by the team who created The Day the Dinosaurs Died. Paleontologist Charlotte Lewis Brown's easy-to-read and fascinating descriptions of these ancient animals are brought to life in Phil Wilson's detailed illustrations.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This title examines a variety of ancient mammals. It opens with a brief introduction, followed by a spread devoted to each animal. The creatures are compared to things that readers will recognize (e.g., "size of a small dog"). The pronunciation guide is a welcome feature. The finely detailed watercolor illustrations emphasize the unusual features of each species. This title is more substantive than Helen Frost's Woolly Mammoth (Capstone, 2005) as it focuses on more than one ancient animal in more complex sentences. Add this book if your students are addicted to prehistory.-Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

From the woolly mammoth to the Indricotherium, the largest land mammal ever, paleontologist Brown describes ten extraordinary, but now extinct, mammals, plus the surviving Homo sapien [sic]. Each double-page spread includes a colored illustration of the mammal in its environment, pronunciation of its name and a short description, usually emphasizing its eating habits. The last page illustrates and describes the work of paleontologists, although that word is not used. An author's note explains the time covered in this survey, which is ordered for dramatic effect, not for chronology. This is straightforward information, presented in an interesting and accessible package for developing readers, although they might find the table of contents more helpful if all the pages were numbered. In a series aimed at offering high-interest stories, this more than fills the bill, and is a welcome accompaniment to The Day the Dinosaurs Died (May 2006) by the same team. (Nonfiction. 6-8) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Table of Contents

Woolly Mammothp. 8
Smilodonp. 10
Glyptodonp. 13
Basilosaurusp. 14
Platybelodonp. 16
Hyracotheriump. 18
Andrewsarchusp. 20
Megatheriump. 22
Macraucheniap. 24
Indricotheriump. 26
Homo sapienp. 28
Author's Notep. 32