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Prehistoric Fantasy

13 Jan

Sometimes, strange and surprising things are buried in your own backyard! This is the Tualatin Mastodon.


It lives in the Tualatin Library, just south of Portland. You can read a little bit about it here.


In the 2013 wordless book Fossil, by Bill Thomson,  a boy and his dog are taking a walk and discover that strange and surprising things are buried in their own backyard. When a stone the boy picks up breaks open to reveal a fossil from a prehistoric plant, the boy gathers as many stones as he can find and begins breaking them apart. What he finds is that each fossil carries with it a little magic too. The gorgeous and detailed illustrations are sure to trigger the readers’s imagination.




And the story you create, can change with each reading. A great book for lovers of fossils and dinosaurs.

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