Learn about the five-eyed Opabinia and the Four-toed Horse. Speculate about the life of the Jamaican Long-tongued Bat. Discover the fate of the beautiful Quagga. But don't look for any dinosaurs in this book. There aren't any!
Millions of creatures other than dinosaurs are now extinct. In true alphabet book tradition, the author has found twenty-six of the most extraordinary past-inhabitants of the Earth.
Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello team up to provide exciting, accurate text and illustrations filled with unusual and amusing insight that will satisfy fans of all ages.
About the Author
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere.
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M is for Moa. This huge bird was almost twice as tall as the tallest basketball players, but it could not fly. Today there is no Moa. Did you know that many people now think some dinosaurs evolved into birds?
Excerpted from "The Extinct Alphabet Book"
Copyright © 1993 Jerry Pallotta.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What my daughter likes best about this alphabet book is the fully interactive reading experience, as nearby adults get sucked in, object to letters, say "I didn't know that" or "Isn't this a bit bleak?" and so on. It's full of interesting stuff and outrageous entries, good for all ages.