I’m excited to announce that my brand new children’s paleofiction storybook Plesiosaur Peril is hitting stores now (official release, March 1, 2014)! Look for it at Skeptic.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.ca.
Plesiosaur Peril completes my science-informed, photorealistic Tales of Prehistoric Life trilogy for Kids Can Press (following Pterosaur Trouble and Ankylosaur Attack). Designed for kids aged 4–7, Plesiosaur Peril once again reunites the team behind the national award-winning Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be: it is written by yours truly, illustrated by myself with Jim W.W. Smith, and edited by Valerie Wyatt. (Sharp-eyed paleozoologist Darren Naish of Tetrapod Zoology fame served as science consultant, as he also did on Pterosaur Trouble—to its great benefit.)
I’m proud of Plesiosaur Peril, with its challenging underwater setting, moments of quietness, and strong family themes. (Special thanks here to my adventurous wife Cheryl for plunging into the chilly Canadian ocean for hours of additional underwater location photography!) I’m hopeful that it will find its audience.
If you get the chance to dive into this book, then I hope your family enjoys swimming with marine reptiles beneath the Jurassic waves. I know I did!