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When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight: A Cartoon PreHistory of Life in the Triassic

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In the style of WHEN BUGS WERE BIG and WHEN FISH GOT FEET this book discusses all the exciting developments of the Triassic Age, from the recovery of the planet from the most deadly mass extinction ever, to the first appearance of the dinosaurs. We also get to meet the first mammals, the first pterosaurs (flying reptiles), the first frogs, a host of predatory marine reptil ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
I loved the topic and the graphic presentation of it but had some issues with understanding and basic comprehension. First a disclaimer- I didn't read it straight through but had to stop and start which may have caused some of the issues. However, I had difficulty placing the book in geologic time until about 75% of the way through. I think that moving the timeline and some of the overall tree visuals to the beginning would help frame the book so that readers would understand that this is before ...more
Kam-Yung Soh
An interesting educational children's book about the various animals and plants found in the Triassic period of life.

Filled with lots of great illustrations, this book should keep both children and adults entertained as they learn about life in the early Triassic, when the continents were joined together and the climate was hotter and drier. Dinosaurs in their many varied forms had not yet appeared but the book sets the scene for their arrival by the end.

Highly educational and you're sure to pic
Abby Johnson
Humorous cartoons are inset to add whimsy to this overview of the Triassic period. This is a nice introduction and it continues to blow my mind how briefly people have populated the Earth in the grand scheme of things.
Sharon Lawler
Lots of information in many textual formats. Timeline. Index. Sources and images. Another great offering from "National Geographic Kids"
A fun way to present the era of the dinosaurs. My five year old son says "I liked the whole book."
Edward Sullivan
An entertaining, informative book for young fans of all things prehistoric.
my five year old loves anything about dinos including this book.
Fun to read, good pictures and humor.
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