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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the downtime during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about the La Brea Tar Pits would be a great one to feature this week. After all, if you can’t actually make it there in person, Little Miss History can take you there!

Ever wonder what it would be like to live 40,000 years ago in The Pleistocene Ice Age? Yes, it would be cold, but certainly not dull.

Imagine living in the center of Los Angeles, not in Hollywood, but instead walking among pools of sticky tar. Herbivores and carnivores alike meet their fate as they are crushed and trampled by predators.

Look down into the pits to gaze at their fossil remains. Watch scientists at work in “The Fishbowl,” cleaning and categorizing archaeological finds. Then marvel at reconstructed skeletons of mastodons, camels, and giant sloths. Step inside and stroll through Rancho La Brea.

CHECK OUT Little Miss History Travels to La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the entire AWARD-WINNING SERIES OF BOOKS at http://www.LittleMissHISTORY.com

Ask for this book at your favorite bookstore or check out the links below:
Amazon purchase page

Read the reviews on Goodreads

About the Author
Barbara Ann Mojica is a retired educator who has spent forty years teaching in the fields of elementary and special education as well as being a principal and special education administrator. Currently she writes biweekly historical pieces under the banner “Passages” for The Columbia Insider, a Columbia County, NY news magazine, while writing children’s books for her award-winning series Little Miss HISTORY Travels to.You can learn more about her at her blog here.

 

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