FEATURE✨ Another great recommendation from @astoryaday. Toby and the Ice Giants, by Joe Lillington.
A perfect marriage of fiction and non-fiction literature. Throughout the fictional story Toby, a young bison, explores the Ice Age Tundra. As he explores he meets many new and fascinating animals, such as a woolly rhinoceros, a megatherium, a woolly mammoth, a glyptodon, a smilodon, a short-faced bear, a teratorn, and humans. As he interacts with each new creature he learns many intriguing facts that he had never known. As for the non-fictional aspect of the book... Each animal that was introduced showed an illustration of that animal's size compared to an adult male, size measurements, weight, diet, habitat, when that creature died out, and two to three small paragraphs giving additional details that were specific to that animal. At the end of the story all of the characters line up and compare each other in size to that of two young children. There is also a glossary of vocabulary, that the author uses throughout the book, at the end of the story. Side note: all measurements are Metric, so some conversions will be necessary. The story is illustrated in mute, gentle, earth tone colors and the illustrations span from page to page. This story is perfect for children who love dinosaurs, the ice age, and learning facts about animals.
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