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Title:
The stick and Stone Age
Author:
Bailey, Jacqui.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 0.5 55232.
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ISBN:
9781553370741

9781553370833
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Stick and Stone Age focuses on the proliferation of mammals, the cooling of Earth's surface and the emergence of early man. The Stick and Stone Age is part of A Cartoon History of the Earth. Each book closes with a timeline, a comprehensive glossary and an index. Scientific consultants, chosen for their particular areas of expertise, have verified all the factual information. Combined with humorous dialogue and comic-strip illustrations, each book in the series is at once entertaining, engaging and -- educational!


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. Straightforward and lighthearted, these books in the Cartoon History of the Earth series use comic-style art and brief text to follow contemporary theory, from the Big Bang and how life developed on this planet to humans' spread across the planet and the beginnings of civilization and trade. The nicely designed books use bold caps and asterisked notes within the text, offering the added bits of information and explanation to help readers understand key points. With no more than six panels to the folio-sized page, there's no crowding. Fittingly, human beings are largely absent from the pictures in the first three volumes (a green hand directs readers to added notes), but rocks, bacteria, dinosaurs, and fish, all expressively drawn, provide plenty of commentary and a bit of humor in speech balloons. Children will want to begin at the beginning and carry right on through history. --Francisca Goldsmith


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Both of these books take factual information and put it into a cartoon format, placing the fascinating world of history into fun and entertaining packages. Dinosaurs kicks off with a discussion of the species' extinction and then looks at the development of the Earth. The text is easy, with short descriptive wording. Blocks of text are broken up by large, colorful cartoons that show witty dinosaurs conversing with one another. The second title looks at life during the Stone Age, with animals chatting or bantering in dialogue balloons, and follows the same format. This is a clear and clever way to introduce these topics. The cartoon strips are well executed, as is the general overall design. Two books that are entertaining as well as educational.-John A. Clexton, Grosse Pointe Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.