Megatherium was one of the biggest ground sloths that ever existed. This 'great beast' weighed between 3 and 4 tons and was enormous compared to its modern-day relatives, the tree sloths. Read Megatherium to find out more about this huge creature, as well as to learn interesting facts about other ancient ground sloths.

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  • Hitting the Spot
  • What Are Sloths?
  • What Was Megatherium?
  • How Did Megatherium Spend Its Time?
  • Some Different Ground Sloths
  • Ground Sloths through Time
  • Glossary
  • Did You Know?
  • How to Learn More
  • The Geologic Time Scale
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 569
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614735809
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures from Children's Bookwatch on June 1, 2005

Children of all ages have a fascination with dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that became extinct millions of years ago only to be discovered as fossils today. ‘Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures’ is an outstanding series (divided into three sets) that combines superb full color artwork depicting these long-lost animals with an informed and informative text written at a fourth grade reading level by Susan H. Gray making them of great interest and accessibility for young readers grades 3 to 8. Each 32-page book highlights a particular animal and includes a table of contents, informative sidebars, and introduction to the author, a glossary of key words and phrases, a ‘kid friendly’ index, suggestions for further study (including websites), and a geologic timeline with key features and creatures. Young readers will learn about the habitats of prehistory and the science of paleontology and fossil hunting. Although each title is available individually ($27.07/$18.95), the complete set of (thirty volumes, $812.10) is recommended and offered to school and community libraries at a substantial discount ($568.50). From the Allosaurus, Velociraptor, Meglasaurus, and Iguanodon, to Trilobites, Saber-Toothed Cats, Mammoths and Mastodons, ‘Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures’ will prove an enduringly popular library acquisition and would make an ideal Memorial Fund selection.

Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.