THREE BOOKS IN ONE! When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big and When Dinos Dawned, a Cartoon Prehistory of Life on Earth
When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big and When Dinos Dawned consists of my three previous books for National Geographic Kids rolled into a single paperback volume. I was delighted to have a chance to update some of the science (for instance the giant spider Megarachne turned out not to be a spider at all but a eurypterid, a kind of aquatic scorpion) and I also added ten new pages of activities and a new and improved family tree of the vertebrates.
When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big and When Dinos Dawned takes us from the Silurian Period, 440 million years ago, when the oceans were teeming with life but land was mostly barren, all the way to the early Mesozoic, when dinosaurs, mammals and much, much more put in their appearance.
This book is for kids of all ages, from 7 to 107. It’s picture-based, of course, but it also packs in a whole lot of scientific information. So much, in fact, that Berkeley professor Cindy Looy assigns it as required reading to undergraduates taking her paleobotany course so they get an entertaining, visual overview of life on the planet prior to delving into more detailed scientific literature.
Praise for the When trilogy:
“Bonner is smashing. She has the hand of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and the humor of a stand-up comedienne.” – Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
“Every school and every family home with ‘smaller persons’ and those with an interest in science should have a copy of Hannah’s book on their shelves. If there is one book which makes earth science fun for youngsters or their teacher/parent presenters, this is it. Go and grab a copy on Amazon if it’s not already in your local bookstore.” — Roger Smith, Dinosaurnews.org
Where to buy: from any on line bookstore, or at your local bookstore.
National Geographic Children’s Books
Ages 7 & up
August 2015 48 pages
ISBN 978-1426321047 Paperback