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D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet

D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet

by Todd Chapman, Lita Judge
     
 
Did dinosaurs really die out or is it possible they are still with us today? And what's bigger and scarier than the T-rex? From A to Z, D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet provides the answers and current theories behind these questions, along with other fascinating aspects of prehistoric life. Paleontologists aren't the only ones who have made contributions

Overview

Did dinosaurs really die out or is it possible they are still with us today? And what's bigger and scarier than the T-rex? From A to Z, D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet provides the answers and current theories behind these questions, along with other fascinating aspects of prehistoric life. Paleontologists aren't the only ones who have made contributions to the study of dinosaurs. Some important discoveries were found by children including 12-year-old Mary Anning! Dramatic, action-filled paintings let readers of all ages roam the prehistoric world. From the ferocious Giganotosaurus (the biggest meat-eater known) to the most famous dinosaur that never lived (Ultrasaurus), budding scientists will discover new facts and explore challenging new theories in D is for Dinosaur.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book combines poetry, prose, and detailed illustrations to create an interesting and informative dinosaur alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a simple four-line poem musing about some aspect of dinosaurs. The poem is illustrated by a two-page spread illustration. The poem is further elaborated by sidebars of prose detailing interesting facts about aspects of dinosaur life such as adaptation, nest-building, and twelve-year-old fossil hunters. This book can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom. It can be read from cover to cover in one sitting as a poetry book or sections of prose can be used for more in-depth study. The youngest dinosaur scholars will enjoy simply studying the beautiful illustrations by themselves. However you choose to use it, this book will make a great addition to any dinosaur unit. Reviewer: Caroline B. Hopenwasser

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585362424
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Science Alphabet
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
358,200
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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