Ankylosaurus and Other Mountain Dinosaurs(Dinosaur Find Series) by Dougal Dixon, James Field, Steve Weston |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Ankylosaurus and Other Mountain Dinosaurs(Dinosaur Find Series)

Ankylosaurus and Other Mountain Dinosaurs(Dinosaur Find Series)

by Dougal Dixon, James Field, Steve Weston
     
 
Mountain dinosaurs could walk on rocky ledges or hide underneath them. Some of today's animals use the same survival skills. Learn more about prehistoric life in valleys and on hills.

Overview

Mountain dinosaurs could walk on rocky ledges or hide underneath them. Some of today's animals use the same survival skills. Learn more about prehistoric life in valleys and on hills.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The eight dinosaurs described in this book lived on hills, mountains, or in valleys. Amargasaurus lived in herds grazing in the hills millions of years ago. They had tall spines along their necks. The Anchisaurus was a long-necked dinosaur with sharp teeth that allowed it to eat plants. Protected by armor from tail to eyelids, the Ankylosaurus was safe to wander the mountains searching for plants to eat. The speedy Eoraptor darted through trees hunting small animals for its dinner. The meat-eating Herrerasaurus was taller than a man. It used its sharp teeth to tear meat off of its prey. The armored Scelidosaurus was a plant-eater that walked on all four feet and was almost as tall as a man. Another plant-eating, armored dinosaur was a Scutellosaurus. It was larger than a chicken and could roll up into a ball for protection. The Stegaceras fought by banging their heads together to determine the leader of the herd. Each dinosaur is pictured in detail in its natural environment, and its size is compared to a chicken, a human or an elephant. A modern day animal that may have some similarities to each dinosaur is shown. The back of the book offers library references and a web site. This is an excellent choice for an elementary school library. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Sally Niezgoda
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-In each book, two-page chapters give very basic information about eight dinosaurs that shared a type of environment. Three or four short sentences provide a few interesting facts. Each title includes at least one item related to the common habitat, such as noting that Paralititan's "huge flat feet were perfectly shaped for mud walking." A full-page illustration shows each dinosaur in action, while a smaller photo beneath the text depicts a modern animal that shares a common feature. The Ankylosaurus entry, for instance, shows a rhinoceros that also has armorlike skin. Small silhouettes indicate the size of each dinosaur compared to a chicken, human, or elephant, although Corythosaurus is incorrectly undersized. Occasionally, theories, such as the notion that Amargasaurus used their neck spines for signaling, are presented as actual fact. The habitats represented are fairly broad: "shoreline" species include those that lived near rivers, oceans, swamps, and deltas. There's no exploration of the commonalities among dinosaurs that lived in similar environments, and many of the species lived in vastly different time periods, but that's appropriate in a series for beginners. Generally, the habitat theme serves well in a presentation of basic facts about several species in ways that young readers can easily grasp.-Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404806702
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Dinosaur Find Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dougal Dixon has written more than 120 books, including many on dinosaurs, fossils, and Earth science subjects. Since 1980, Dougal has been a full-time freelance writer and editor. He enjoys researching out in the field. In 2004, he spent time in Montana excavating a Stegosaurus skeleton.

His books have won the Times Educational Supplement, Primary School Book Award for Science in 1996, the Helen Roney Sattler Award from the Dinosaur Society in 1993, and the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award in 1993.

Dougal lives in Wareham in Dorset, England, with his wife Jean. He has two children, Gavin and Lindsay.

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