Left by an animal long ago, this durable doo-doo survived the long journey through the ages. It started out stinky, but now it's frozen, dried or turned to rock. To a scientist, it's anything but gross --- it's a priceless artifact that can help piece together the puzzle of ancient life.
Funny and informative, Jurassic Poop is flush with amazing facts, stories and activities. Learn how to spot ancient poop imposters. Meet dung detectives getting to the bottom of history's hind-end mysteries. Find out how poop gets preserved and discover what it can tell us about dinosaurs, humans and many other animals from long ago. So hold your nose and take a journey back in time to see what tales ancient poop has to tell.
Jacob Berkowitz is a science writer who lives near Ottawa, Ontario. He has written for The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and other publications. Jurassic Poop is his first book for children.
Steve Mack is an illustrator who has illustrated many books including, Jurassic Poop, Hide and Seek Dinosaurs and Steve Mack's ABC. When not illustrating for children's book publishing he illustrates for the greeting card field and has produced work for Hallmark,American Greetings and many others. He now lives on a small farm in Saskatchewan, Canada with his wife and two small children.
Berkowitz' style is goofy and lighthearted, but there's plenty of real information ... this is an effectively wacky look at a revealing if odd branch of science.—Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books
The young and the curious will enjoy the presentation of a seemingly infinite amount of information ... as much as the subject matter itself.—The Globe and Mail
Technically, the book is superbly organized, and written in a zippy, engaging style that balances fact with fun... any young reader fascinated with prehistoric life will love Jurassic Poop.—Quill & Quire, Starred Review