The Prehistoric Times by Stella Gurney
  

The Prehistoric Times

Written by Stella Gurney
Illustrated by Matthew Hodson, Neave Parker

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Published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, The Prehistoric Times is a clever and creative way of exploring a topic that continues to fascinate children, dinosaurs and their world. Designed to look like a cross between a newspaper and a magazine, it profiles a different dinosaur on each page, in a series of ‘feature articles’, including interviews, and also features quizzes, drawing activities and lots of puzzles. There are even adverts – a money saving offer on Barry-Onyx’s fishbar for example! Black and white and red throughout, it’s really attractively laid out and will provide hours of interactive fun, as well as being a really interesting and inspiring information book. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Prehistoric Times by Stella Gurney

This hilarious, newspaper-style activity book is the innovative new learning approach guaranteed to bring hours of fun to dino enthusiasts everywhere! Published in collaboration with The Natural History Museum, The Prehistoric Times boasts first-rate scientific content alongside word-searches, colouring-in activities and much, much more! Readers are fully immersed within a typical news day... Just one from 65 million years ago! Seeking a self-defence class? Hear what a cetiosaur has to say about staying safe.Wondering what’s happening with the weather? See whether meteor showers are here to stay with our fail-safe forecast. Confused why #trees are trending? Learn why the hypsilophodons think branches are best.

The informal and humerous narrative style adopted by author Stella Gurney allows for easy-reading and fact retension, without ‘dummingdown’ or shying away from important scientific content. Combining vintage, mid-century Neave Parker illustrations from the NHM private archive with contemprary drawings from Matthew Hodson, The Prehistoric Times makes for a truly unique and engaging dinosaur activity book. Striking, informative and a whole lot of fun! The Prehistoric Times is the interactive learning aid that can be enjoyed both at home or on the go!

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'Packed with cheeky news stories, Q&As, opinion pieces, infographics and even advertising parodies, it makes for very lively reading.' --New York Times New York Times'

About the Author

Stella Gurney lives in south London with her husband and two sons. She has worked in children’s publishing as both a copywriter and an editor and now writes full time.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Stella Gurney
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2017

ISBN

9781847809193

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