Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Earth Before Us series.
Travel back in time before the age of the dinosaurs in this installment of the hit nonfiction graphic novel series about prehistoric Earth!
When Ronnie’s parents go on a business trip and leave her with Miss Lernin for the week, Ronnie is sure she’s in for a big, dinosaur-size adventure. After all, her last trip with Miss Lernin involved real-life dinosaurs! So, when they end up at the aquarium's jellyfish exhibit, Ronnie is confused. Surely jellyfish aren’t as cool as dinosaurs, right? Wrong! Determined to show Ronnie just how interesting prehistoric life was before the age of the dinosaurs, Miss Lernin takes her back in time to the six parts of the Paleozoic era to study the earliest lifeforms on Earth, and how many left the ocean for life on land.
Want more adventures in prehistoric Earth? Check out the other books in the Earth Before Us series: Dinosaur Empire! and Mammal Takeover!
About the Author
Abby Howard is the creator of the comic website Junior Scientist Power Hour. Before becoming a full-time artist, Howard studied evolutionary biology at McGill University. She lives in Boston.
"Detailed illustrations of the microscopic flora and fauna of ancient sea floors allow for careful examination of the strange and wondrous creatures along the long chain of evolution. Young fans of informational books will appreciate the many facts, pronunciation keys, and diagrams that fill Howard’s accessible narrative . . . A must for avid dinosaur fans and budding natural scientists."
— School Library Journal
"This is a comprehensive, accessible intro to the foundations of evolutionary biology, and Howard’s detailed, approachable illustrations of prehistoric creatures, almost all of which are labelled, are impressively, scientifically rendered . . . Stylish, informative, and funny, this inviting work of graphic nonfiction is ideal for visual learners as well as those who can’t get enough of prehistoric creatures."