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Forgotten Beasts

Author: Matt Sewell  

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Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs is a beautifully illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot. These creatures were stunning in their variety - from sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths to 18-metre-long sharks and sloths the size of elephants.

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Summary

Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs is a beautifully illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot. These creatures were stunning in their variety - from sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths to 18-metre-long sharks and sloths the size of elephants.

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Description

Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs is a beautifully-illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot - from the relatively well known, such as the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to the obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago - many now forgotten. New findings are being made every year, and research is showing us exactly how these beasts looked and how they lived.

Creatures illustrated and described include:

Sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths Glyptodon - an armadillo as big as a VW Beetle car Megalodon - a monster 60 foot (18m) shark Water King penguin - a red and grey penguin the size of a man Ornimegalonyx - a huge Cuban flightless owl, the largest owl that ever existed, at over 3 feet (1m) tall Indricotherium - looking like a cross between a huge giraffe and a rhino, the largest land mammal ever to exist. Adults were 20 tons in weight and over 25 feet (8m) tall Deinotherium - a strange-looking and huge, elephant-like creature with tusks positioned on its lower jaw and curved, facing downwards Short-nosed bear - a massive fearsome bear that kept North America human free Aurochs - the wild bull, striped and with huge horns Megatherium - the giant sloth, as large as a modern elephant Mastodons - related to the mammoths but with shorter legs and a longer body The giant otter, that weighed 35lb (18kg)

Less celebrated than the dinosaurs, the range of beasts is equally impressive, every one a scary, amazing creature that actually stalked the planet. Like the dinosaurs, these beasts are awe-inspiring in their variety, with amazing details not seen on animals today and in a wide variety of furs, feathers and colours, making for a stunning collection of illustrations.

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Critic Reviews

“'A stunning array of amazing creatures that once roamed the earth, Forgotten Beasts by Matt Sewell is a veritable feast of enthralling animals.'”

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 -- 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 the Author

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

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Product Details

Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers | Pavilion Children's Books
Published
4th October 2018
Pages
96
ISBN
9781843653936
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