Thursday, March 10, 2016

Book Review: Living Fossils

LIVING FOSSILS: CLUES TO THE PAST by Caroline Arnold is a fascinating informational picture book for children.
From dragonflies to horseshoe crabs, living fossils are plants or animals that resemble their ancient relatives. The author weaves together a nonfiction narrative that introduces readers to six examples comparing the world now and then. Inset boxes provide details about adaptations and how these species survived.
The book concludes with a timeline, descriptions, a glossary, and resources.
Librarians will find that fans of fossils, dinosaurs, and science will be drawn to this fascinating work of nonfiction. Andrew Plant’s high-quality illustrations add to the appeal.
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Published by Charlesbridge on February 2, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.