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Children's LiteratureThe eight dinosaurs described in this book lived near the shores of bodies of water such as rivers and oceans millions of years ago. Slightly larger than a chicken, the meat-eating Compsognathus ate small animals, insects, and lizards. The vegetarian Corythosaurus cooled off in the forest swamps where it found edible plants on the bottom. The Deltadromeus ran down its prey or ate dead animals that it found on the delta where it lived. The Masiakasaurus, with its spiky, hooked teeth, enjoyed the fish it caught in streams. The huge Paralititan was a plant-eater. The Pelecanimimus had a pouch under its chin similar to a pelican. The armored Struthiosaurus was a plant-eater slightly taller than a chicken. The Suchomimus was as tall as an elephant and had jaws like a crocodile. 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.