The Dawn of Planet Earth
From the Series Prehistoric Field Guides
Join Ackerley the Acanthostega and travel back in time 4,500 million years to the Precambrian period, when our planet first formed. Witness the appearance of the very first organisms in the Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian periods. Watch new forms of life emerge as warm seas allow fish to thrive and plants blossom to give food and shelter to flying and scurrying insects.
Discover the facts, fossils, and fun science behind the birth of our planet, including early life forms, giant insects, and early land-based animals. This first part of the exciting story of life on Earth unfolds through amazing lifelike illustrations and fascinating diagrams, all narrated by a friendly prehistoric guide.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF003050, JNF051050, JNF037050|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||177906|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Author: Matthew Rake
Matthew Rake lives in London and has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, sports, and the arts.
Illustrator: Peter Minister
Peter Minister lives in the UK and works in CGI, which allows him to express himself with a big ball of digital clay in a more creative way than any “real” clay. His CGI dinosaurs and other animals have appeared in numerous books worldwide.
“High-quality individual titles stand alone, and the whole set provides a strong introduction to prehistoric life.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple