Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Prehistoric Actual Size

Written by Steve Jenkins
Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

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As the title makes clear, this fascinating book illustrates prehistoric creatures at actual size or, where the creature was simply too big to fit on the page, a part of the animal at actual size. On the first spread, the reader comes face to face with a velociraptor, its head spread across the double page, its beady eye drawing the attention. Gatefold pages provide space for an illustration of the bird-like Saltopus in full, and a close up on the huge claw of the fish-eating Baryonyx. One double page provides a dramatic close up on the teeth of the Giganotosaurus. The collage-style illustrations are beautiful in themselves, and this book really has the wow factor. Useful notes at the end contain more information on each of the creatures featured. ~ Andrea Reece


Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

What would it have been like to come face to face with a two-metre-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede that is nearly two metres long, or a dinosaur that is smaller than a chicken? In this actual size look at the prehistoric world, which includes two dramatic pull-out pages, you'll meet all these awe-inspiring creatures, and many others too!

A companion title to Actual Size.


A personal favourite of mine - does what it says on the tin! Early Years Educator

Praise for Actual Size

A fascinating picturebook by The Sunday Times

Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story, and in this visually exciting book, seeing is believing Nursery World

This book is beautifully produced and is such a useful tool for lessons on size and comparative size...A classic Reading Zone

Very clever, effective and engaging. Juno

About the Author

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated over 20 books for children and young people celebrating the natural world and the creatures that live there. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Robin Page, and their three children. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016




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