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Prehistoric Actual Size
written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

About the Book

What is it like to come face-to-face with a ten-foot-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede that is more than six feet long, or a dinosaur smaller than a chicken? In this actual-size look at the prehistoric world, you'll meet these and many other awe-inspiring creatures.

Prehistoric Actual Size showcases the stunning signature cut-paper collage artwork of author and illustrator Steve Jenkins—with two especially eye-catching double gatefolds. Endnotes with more details and a full illustration of each animal and its measurements, also given in the metric system, will please readers and teachers alike. This prequel to the incredibly popular Actual Size will have young readers enraptured by the giganotosaurus's gigantic teeth, the dinocephalosaur's stretchy neck, and the spiny shark's tiny size — and adults may ruefully note the four-inch flying cockroach's longevity. Delight in comparing your own neck, teeth, and size to the prehistoric creatures in this interactive picture book.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins's body of work represents the best in nonfiction picture books. He has received the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and numerous others awards and accolades. Jenkins, a Caldecott Honor winner, lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

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