Prehistoric Actual Size

by Steve Jenkins

As fascinating and informative as ever, this sequel to Jenkins' equally impressive Actual Size presents prehistoric creatures to lifesize proportions. It's hard to imagine a six foot long millipede or a dinosaur even smaller than a chicken, but readers come face to face with these and many more in this outstanding nonfiction offering from a Caldecott Honor winner.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544582385
  • ISBN-10: 0544582381
  • Pages: 36
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

What is it like to come face-to-face with the ten-foot-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede that is more than six feet long, or a dinosaur smaller than a chicken? In this “actual size” look at the prehistoric world, which includes two dramatic gatefolds, you’ll meet these awe-inspiring creatures, as well as many others.

About the author
Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page.


"Children fascinated by Jenkins' vibrant cut-paper artwork in Actual Size won't want to miss this similiar oversize album of prehistoric creatures that range from tiny to enormous." —Booklist, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Stunning paper collage illustrations provide artistic interpretations of what each animal may have looked like." -Horn Book, starred Horn Book, Starred