Did you know that the Megalodon could swallow a great white shark whole? Or that the Xiphactinus would swallow its prey head first in order to avoid the prey’s fins from jamming its gullet and choking it on the way down? Or how about this one . . . . the blue whale (still alive today) is so huge that a small child could crawl through one of its major blood vessels!!
These are all facts contained in Dragons of The Deep – Ocean Monsters Past and Present. We bought this book from Creation Ministries International for Derek’s 10th birthday. I got stuck reading it before I could get it wrapped! It not only has oodles of facts and great illustrations, but on each featured “monster” there is a Fast Facts box with quick things to know about them such as weight, length, meaning of their name, the location of fossils, and also a nitty fact about them.
Our children, especially Derek, absolutely eat up anything to do with animals. And I had been waiting for funds to be able to purchase a book from CMI. So he wasn’t the only one delighted with this birthday gift – the whole family enjoys it. Although he is clearly hording it since I had to go raid his dresser to find it today!
We had Darek Isaacs from CMI come to our church this past spring and gave a couple presentations which were so extremely good I wish we could get him to come back. This book was among our Derek’s favorites on the table that day and I was so glad to be able to get it for him.
I don’t know about other moms, but I find it hard to find interesting books on creation and animals that do not have evolution mentioned in them. So when we found CMI with their solid stand on a literal 6-day creation, we began to look at all the books and DVD’s we’d love to stock up on.
Creation Ministries International has accepted Living In The Shoe as an affiliate, so I will probably be reviewing some of their products as we get the funds to purchase them. We have a link in the sidebar if you wish to go to their site and see what else they have. You can also look inside the books to see pages, illustrations, etc. The price for this book is $16.00 plus $5.00 shipping. It is a hardcover, so it costs a bit more than your paperbacks.
Here are some pictures I took of Dragons of The Deep. I’m sorry for the bad quality, but hopefully you can see what some of the illustrations look like.
Has anyone else purchased from CMI? I’d like to have a few recommendations for our next book or DVD. Thank you!