Can You Tell a Giganotosaurus from a Spinosaurus?

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A fearsome dinosaur stomps around on two legs. It swipes its sharp claws and shows off its pointy teeth. Was that monster a Giganotosaurus? Or was it a Spinosaurus? These dinosaurs looked similar, but they were very different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

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Overview

A fearsome dinosaur stomps around on two legs. It swipes its sharp claws and shows off its pointy teeth. Was that monster a Giganotosaurus? Or was it a Spinosaurus? These dinosaurs looked similar, but they were very different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
Millions of years ago, on what is now Northern Africa, a giant creature roamed the land. Her skull was nearly six feet long, and her powerful jaws were lined with 80 sharp teeth. A giant, colorful sail spread on her back, and huge talons formed her hands. Thousands of miles away lived another beast of immense proportions. He weighed as much as a school bus and was possibly the heaviest meat eater. His teeth were the size of bananas and could easily rip the skin of terrified prey. Both of these mammoths belong to a group of dinosaurs known as theropods. Spinosaurus and Gigantosaurus once ruled their respective kingdoms, and Silverman's nonfiction book helps young readers rediscover their ferocity. Fledgling dinosaur enthusiasts will discover what these massive reptiles ate, how they hunted, and where they lived. Fun text and brilliant illustrations bring the information to life. Each book in the "Dinosaur Look-Alikes" series examines the intriguing differences between dinosaurs that appear similar. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–3—Each book focuses on two dinosaur genera from a single group, using comparisons and contrasts to highlight key features and behaviors. Extra-large bold text and fairly simple vocabulary and sentence structure make the information accessible to young readers. Shifts from one species to another and back again flow logically and smoothly. The comparison of Tyrannosaurus's two fingers to Allosaurus's three, for example, leads into a discussion of how scientists think each animal found food. Though occasionally oversimplified (such as the statement that Velociraptor and Deinonychus "looked a lot like birds"), most explanations and analogies are effective. The photographs and illustrations are not especially striking and a few are below par. However, the majority of the images support the information effectively. By encouraging readers to notice similarities and differences, the set engages them with age-appropriate critical thinking, making this set a natural choice for Common Core use.
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Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman is the author of many books about nature and science for children. She also enjoys writing poetry for children. Buffy is lucky to live in a rural area of Michigan where inspiration is just outside the window. The sun shimmers on Stony Lake. A great blue heron flies low over the swamp. Black squirrels scamper across oak branches, stuffing leaves in their mouths and bringing them to a hollow. The animals that share her yard inspire stories and poems. With every book and article she writes, she learns more about the world.

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