Stick and Stone Age, The (Cartoon History of the Earth)

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9781553370741: Stick and Stone Age, The (Cartoon History of the Earth)

Describes some of the different types of mammals that lived in prehistoric times, and shows how early apes developed into humans, and how people lived during the Stone Age.

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Gr. 3-5. Straightforward and lighthearted, these books in the Cartoon History of the Earth series use comic-style art and brief text to follow contemporary theory, from the Big Bang and how life developed on this planet to humans' spread across the planet and the beginnings of civilization and trade. The nicely designed books use bold caps and asterisked notes within the text, offering the added bits of information and explanation to help readers understand key points. With no more than six panels to the folio-sized page, there's no crowding. Fittingly, human beings are largely absent from the pictures in the first three volumes (a green hand directs readers to added notes), but rocks, bacteria, dinosaurs, and fish, all expressively drawn, provide plenty of commentary and a bit of humor in speech balloons. Children will want to begin at the beginning and carry right on through history. Francisca Goldsmith
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Grade 3-6-Both of these books take factual information and put it into a cartoon format, placing the fascinating world of history into fun and entertaining packages. Dinosaurs kicks off with a discussion of the species' extinction and then looks at the development of the Earth. The text is easy, with short descriptive wording. Blocks of text are broken up by large, colorful cartoons that show witty dinosaurs conversing with one another. The second title looks at life during the Stone Age, with animals chatting or bantering in dialogue balloons, and follows the same format. This is a clear and clever way to introduce these topics. The cartoon strips are well executed, as is the general overall design. Two books that are entertaining as well as educational.
John A. Clexton, Grosse Pointe Public Library, MI
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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