Explore some of the biggest, coolest, most MEGA-sized creatures to have ever swum the ancient seas!
For thousands of years, people found rocks that they thought were giant dragon tongues that had fallen from the sky. But they were looking in the wrong direction! These fossils were actually the teeth and bones of creatures that lived in the waters long, long ago. What other mega-sized, mega-cool creatures lived in the ancient seas? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Seas!
The MegaCool MegaFauna series explores the history of some of the most massive creatures that ever lived. They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. Some are even still alive today! Learn how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things. These awesome extra-large animals have an amazing history, so let's start exploring!
Kids who have torn through dinosaur books are the ideal audience for this introduction to prehistoric sea creatures, part of the Mega-Cool Megafauna series (4 titles). Photos of fossils and illustrations of aquatic megafauna (almost all labeled) fill the splashy pages of this volume, and the array of creatures is impressive: beyond the typical plesiosaur and megalodon, this book also profiles ancient sea cows, whales, fish, and turtles that dwarf their contemporary descendants. Occasionally, the layout makes the text a bit hard to follow, and readers might need some adult help with a few confusing descriptions, but the high-interest topic and eyecatching artwork of giant animals in action will find plenty of fans. A relative-sizes chart in the back matter helps put things into perspective, and follow-up questions will help aid reading comprehension.