When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big, and When Dinos Dawned A Cartoon Prehistory of Life on Earth by Hannah Bonner

When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big, and When Dinos Dawned A Cartoon Prehistory of Life on Earth

Written by Hannah Bonner
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Part of the Hannah Bonner Series


When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big, and When Dinos Dawned A Cartoon Prehistory of Life on Earth by Hannah Bonner

Here are the three books of Hannah Bonner's award-winning When series under a single cover, with updated scientific facts and a new section of engaging activities and extra information. Featuring cartoons and Common Core alignment activities for teachers and kids, this book is a wonderful addition to any science class, library, or home bookshelf. Enjoy a humorous stroll through 200 million years of life on Earth, from when plants and animals first crawled onto land all the way to the dawn of dinosaurs. Along the way you will encounter fearsome fish, giant insects, towering trees, bizarre sea monsters and much more, served up with great illustrations and plenty of humour.


The use of age-appropriate appendixes...make this an exemplary curriculum support resource, but kids who dig dinosaurs will read the book purely for pleasure. Let's hope this author-illustrator will decide to present more history for young readers. --Starred review, Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

HANNAH BONNER was born and raised on the Spanish island of Mallorca, in an American household. She attended Spanish schools through high school, and then went to Oberlin College in Ohio, where she studied biology and art. Over the years she managed to bring her two loves together by specializing in natural science illustration. In 2000 she illustrated the best-selling Scholastic Science Dictionary. Shortly thereafter she began writing as well as illustrating. This is her third book for National Geographic as both author and illustrator.

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48 pages


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National Geographic Kids

Publication date

10th September 2015



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