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‘Prehistoric Predators’ is a carnival of ancient dinosaurs, mammals and more

Children’s book offers gorgeous illustrations and information for everyone about extinct carnivores

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9:00am, August 22, 2015
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IN FULL COLOR  Fabulous art, handy information boxes and fun facts about dinos  make Prehistoric Predators a great read for kids and adults alike. 

Prehistoric Predators
Brian Switek and Julius Csotonyi
Applesauce Press, $19.95

The great carnivores of the past have come a long way. Formerly sluggish, coldblooded and scaly, dinosaurs and other creatures have transformed with new scientific knowledge into speedy, graceful, feathered marvels. Now science writer Brian Switek and illustrator Julius Csotonyi give the ever-popular meat eaters updated treatment in Prehistoric Predators.

The book is marketed to children, but it should make an impression on any adult fan of dinosaurs. The predators have gained some dinofuzz but lost none of their majesty. The book starts in the Permian Period, beginning 299 million years ago, and concludes long

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