A countdown of five of the most captivating mammoth fossil discoveries and relatives provides thrills as readers discover more about the biological, social, and hunting characteristics of these Ice Age creatures.
Part of the X-Books: Ice Age Creatures series
X-Books are for kids who love facts—especially in bite-sized portions! Visual learners will enjoy the graphical design as they read about large Ice Age animals that used to roam the Earth. A Top 5 countdown captures the most fascinating fossil finds as readers discover the biological and social features of each glacier creatures as well as how they went extinct. Plentiful images and sidebars are sure to launch a lifetime of xciting reading without limits!
X-Books are designed to present information in small chunks with numerous images; sidebars, labels and captions provide extra details. Ancient creatures such as mammoths and saber-toothed cats are ranked in a top five countdown of the best fossil finds. The physical features and social organization of each type of animal is explained, as well as the reasons for their extinction. Maps show the range covered by the animals during their time. Most books include a timeline of fossil finds, although there is a timeline of physical development for dire wolves. Each book has a page of “Xciting Facts” with tidbits comparing modern animals to their extinct ancestors, offering theories from researchers, and even making connections to popular culture. VERDICT A good choice for readers who prefer a more graphic presentation. Sure to circulate often.
–School Library Journal, 11/01/2022