illus. by Andrew Plant. 32p. (Ancient Animals). further reading. websites. Charlesbridge. Jul. 2017. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781580895422.
Gr 1–3—Thomson brings a third book in the series to life with an entry on the plesiosaur. Although not much is known for certain about these sea creatures, the author makes educated guesses about their everyday life. Plant's dramatic and compelling illustrations add to the appeal for younger paleontology buffs. There is a balance of gentle scenes (a parent Nichollssaura swimming with its baby) and action-packed ones (a Dolichorhynchops trying to escape the jaws of a Tylosaurus). Labels with the scientific names of each creature are also included.
VERDICT A title worth purchasing to round out a prehistoric animal collection, but not as a main resource.

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