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The Wild Life of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Extent: 96pages

Size: 280x216mm

Publication Date: 18/07/2024

Price: £10.99

ISBN: 9781780559322


About the Book

Take a colourful tour through the prehistoric animal kingdom with this hilarious collection of non-fiction comics from award-winning author Mike Barfield and illustrator Paula Bossio.

From the earliest life forms living under the ocean waves, to the most fearsome dinosaurs, all the way through to early mammals like the woolly mammoth, this book tells the story of what life was really like on early Earth. Discover what these animals looked like, where they lived and how they survived (or didn’t) in the most extreme conditions.

Split into three chapters covering the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras, the book covers animals and habitats from all over the world, with each one telling its own life story. Also featured are ‘Dead Cool’ pages showing some of the stranger animals of each period, and ‘Living Legends’ pages looking at the true survivors who made it through prehistoric times and are still around today.

Written by Mike Barfield and brought to life with quirky comic art from Paula Bossio, this is a funny, accessible guide to the astonishing animals who once thrived in a world that looked very different to the world of today.

Also available in the series:
The Wild Life of Animals 9781780558196

About the Author

Mike Barfield has been wild about animals from an early age. His love of nature took him to King’s College London where he gained a first class honours degree in botany and zoology. After a career in comedy writing for TV and radio, he turned to creating award-winning non-fiction for children built on his love of science and finding things out. He is the winner of the Blue Peter Children’s Book Award 2021 in the ‘Best Book with Facts’ category, and has also been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the Association for Science Education Children’s Book Prize (twice) and the De Bary Award for Outstanding Children’s Science Books (twice).

His website can be found at


  • 'The Wild Life of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals is a smashing non-fiction title with endless use in a primary setting this is a book that is sure to be well-thumbed as soon as it is added to collections.', School Reading List