Throughout the Dinosaur Age, enormous reptiles called ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs swam the seas. Some of these massive creatures weighed more than 20 tons. Others had snake-like necks as long as 23 feet. From Kansas and Canada to Antarctica and New Zealand, fossil bones of these real-life sea monsters have been found.
Acclaimed science author Caroline Arnold and noted natural-history artist Laurie Caple pair up once again to show how fossil evidence worldwide is helping us learn about these amazing reptiles. Featuring eerily beautiful illustrations that bring “fossil creatures” to life, this thoroughly researched book gives insight into what Earth was like when prehistoric predators roamed the seas.
Author: Caroline Arnold
Illustrations: Watercolors by Laurie Caple
Age: 8 years and up
Giant Sea Reptiles is an Accelerated Reader book.
Prizes and Awards:Outstanding Science Trade Book by the Children’s Book Council in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association.