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Creatures Yesterday and Today

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In this lively companion to Creatures Great and Small, author and illustrator Karen Patkau transports the reader to prehistoric times, when many creatures existed that have since disappeared. From the worlds of insects, fish, mammals, sea jellies, reptiles, amphibians, birds, crustaceans, arachnids, and mollusks, she presents living animals and their prehistoric ancestors. ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Tundra Books (first published April 8th 2008)
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Mattie Weck
Creatures Yesterday and Today
Personal reaction – I really liked the way the author has laid out information chronologically in reverse. I was especially intrigued by the connections between prehistoric and modern creatures that the author presents. This book contains a lot of interesting text that is quite informative, while also being enjoyable.

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• Read aloud to make a curricular connection: This would be a good choice as a read aloud during science lessons on pr
Canadian Children's Book Centre
First up is Karen Patkau with a lovely new Creatures book. The author and illustrator of Creatures Great and Small brings us this look at modern day creatures and their ancient and extinct ancestors. The first page begins with the simple text, “Creatures yesterday” and we learn about the diplodocus. Then we turn the page to read, “and today” to discover the skylark who is “like a theropod of long ago.” From here the author explores mollusks (cameroceras and the blue-ringed octopus), reptiles, fi ...more
Barb Keister
Perfect for comparing and contrasting extinct and living animals that are similar in appearance.
Charlotte Osborn-bensaada
This book compares evolutionary similar animals from the prehistoric past and present. The timeline in the back is helpful in seeing the gap. However because it takes several pages it was difficult for my 5 year to grasp how long the difference really is.
Jun 23, 2008 Suzanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
For a juvenile non-fiction book it is informative as well as enjoyable. The pictures are bright and attention grabbing.
May 30, 2008 lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The dinosaurs lived in North America. I like cheetahs, and there is a picture of one in this book.
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Karen Patkau is the author and illustrator of many books for children. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She lives in Toronto.
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