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Creatures Yesterday and Today
by Karen Patkau
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
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Tundra Books
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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
Apr 14, 2012 Charlotte Osborn-bensaada rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
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.More about Karen Patkau...