What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise?

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Albert Whitman and Company, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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If medals were awarded to animals for living a long time, then a giant tortoise would certainly win one. Some giant tortoises have lived for more than 150 years! Still, there are things on this planet much older than giant tortoises. Some of the giant sequoia trees that grow in California could be more than 3,000 years old. But the trees aren't that old compared to the Barringer Crater in Arizona-that was made about 49,000 years ago. And it's almost impossible to imagine that 65 million years ago, the T. rex dinosaur roamed this planet-but we have the skeletons to prove it!

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This book begins with a tortoise who is old and proud of his age. But he is then accompanied by an iguana and they set off to see who and what is older than the 150 year old tortoise. It then explains ... Read full review

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Robert E. Wells (Robert Ernest Wells) was born in Pasadena, CA in 1940. In the 90s, he began to put words and pictures into the form of children's books, and now in the new century he continues to do so. In 1993 he wrote and illustrated his first book, "Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is?". Other books include "What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?" (Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, 1996), "What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?", and his latest book, "Why Do Elephants Need the Sun?". Many of his books have been translated into various other languages.

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