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Children's LiteratureThe four illustrators who worked on this book show their respect and appreciation for this subject with their beautifully-rendered illustrations. The scenes are done in a realistic style with lots of atmospheric details like dazzling sunshine or a misty forest. The dinosaurs' skin and scales glisten. The scenes are visually exciting with unusual viewpoints. In some images, the dinosaurs are positioned as if they are coming out of the picture toward the reader. The illustration of a pack of Deinonychuses attacking a Sauropelta during a lightening storm is very dramatic. The team of illustrators have done an outstanding job on this book which really tries hard to live up to its name. Great care is given to the topics to make it accessible for young readers. The topics covered include dinosaur babies, bringing up the young, living in herds, plant-eaters, meat-eaters, hunting, group attacks, escape, extinction, fossil remains, and how to understand the fossils. Egg size, head formations, total length, teeth, mouth, footprints and beak shapes are all compared and contrasted. A complete index with pronunciation guide and a carefully- thought-out glossary are in the back. 2005, Kingfisher, Ages 5 to 9.
—Sally J. K. Davies