Forgotten Beasts

Forgotten Beasts

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What do you know about the our planet's strangest extinct creatures?

Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures is a beautifully-illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot - from the well-known, such as the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to more obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago.

Organized chronologically, the creatures illustrated and described include:

Sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths

Glyptodon - the armadillo as big as a VW Beetle car
Megalodon - the monster 60 foot (18m) shark
Water King penguin - the red and grey penguin the size of a man
Ornimegalonyx - the largest owl that ever existed
Deinotherium - the huge, elephant-like creature with tusks positioned on its lower jaw and curved, facing downwards
Short-nosed bear - the massive fearsome bear that kept North America human-free
Aurochs - the striped wild bull with huge horns
Megatherium - the giant sloth that was as large as a modern elephant

Less celebrated than the dinosaurs, these beasts are equally impressive. Enjoy Matt Sewell's characteristic watercolour illustrations and witty, fascinating descriptions of these amazing creatures that once did stalk the planet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 230 x 300 x 16mm | 883g
  • Pavilion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated throughout
  • 1843653931
  • 9781843653936
  • 38,541

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'We ... love using it to learn ... It has such an incredible range of animals that it can be used again and again.' * Raising Small Readers * 'Beautifully produced ... Clean, uncluttered pages featuring illustrations which make it clear that the beast is the star of the show, simple statistic boxes and witty text full of facts which makes it feel as though the author is just having a lovely chat with you in your home make this book a sure-fire winner with its readers. Fascinating!' -- Library Girl and Book Boy * Book Review * 'Sumptuous ... This fascinating book will broaden he horizons of dinosaur enthusiasts. Every one of Matt's magnificent paintings is a stunner.' -- Red Reading Hub * Book Review * 'A stunning array of amazing creatures that once roamed the earth, Forgotten Beasts by Matt Sewell is a veritable feast of enthralling animals.' -- The Picture Book Blogger * Book Review * 'A fascinating and illuminating book, beautifully presented and superbly illustrated.' -- Parents in Touch * Book Review *
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About Matt Sewell

Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has been described as the Banksy of the bird world. Matt has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour, painted underpasses for the RSPB, and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris. He is an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by The River website (he also designed their logo). His bird books, Our Garden Birds, Our Woodland Birds, A Charm of Goldfinches and many more, have taken the world by storm. He has also illustrated numerous children's books including The Big Bird Spot, Dinosaurs and Forgotten Beasts.

He lives in Shrewsbury, UK with his partner and two children.
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32 ratings
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