Monday, October 27, 2014
Non-Fiction Monday: Saber-Toothed Cat by Sarah L. Thomson
Saber-Toothed Cat by Sarah L. Thomson. Illustrated by Andrew Plant. Ancient Animals series. 32 p. Charlesbridge Publishing Inc., October, 2014. 9781580894005. (Finished copy courtesy of publisher for review.)
Budding young paleontologists will sink their teeth into this entry as ferociously as, well, a saber-toothed cat. The imagined opening prehistoric scenario, in which the camouflaged cat lies in wait, serves as a great hook. The paintings are fairly realistic and surprisingly, not gory, save one. The animals are labeled throughout with their scientific names. There is not a great deal of text on each page, so there's plenty of white space and the text is succinct. Two pages with other large-toothed predators and a page with recommended books, videos and websites conclude the volume.