Mammoths on the Move

 
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Huge Creatures, Long Ago
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In lilting verse, we learn the story of enormous creatures that have been extinct for generations. The well-named mammoths, a relative of elephants, lived during the ice age. Cold? Sure, but "these beasts had comfy coats of hair." When it gets reallly cold, the herds head south. If danger lurks, the mammoth moms circle around their babies to keep them safe.

To tell the truth, I wasn't so certain I cared to read about these prehistoric beasts--until I opened the book. The rhythmic verse pulled me instantly into the story, augmented by the bright illustrations.

An author's note adds more information. Highly recommended on many levels: kids who are interested in history or science will adore this book. And it also makes a warm and exciting read aloud.
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