Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review of "Sea Monsters of Long Ago," by Millicent E. Selsam

Review of
Sea Monsters of Long Ago, by Millicent E. Selsam ISBN 0590104195

Five out of five stars
 People of all ages have a fascination with the dinosaurs, how large and deadly they were. When one powerful predator fought with another, it would truly have been a clash of the titans. In this book, the focus is on the large reptilian predators of the sea from millions of years ago.
 The creatures described in this book are the Ichthyosaurs, truly monsters of the sea. While some were a mere ten feet long, the Leptopterygius grew to 43 feet long and was clearly a formidable predator. The Elasmosaurus had a neck that was two stories long that it could use to stretch out and grab fish.
 Like all other large dinosaurs, the size of the ones described in this book is impressive. The speed and power of these bearers of large teeth is impressive, they clearly were efficient killing machines whose only threat were other reptilian killing machines.
 This is a very educational book about a particular niche of dinosaurs. I strongly recommend it for children in the middle years of elementary school.

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