Dinosaur Days

Dinosaur Days

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by Joyce Milton, Franco Tempesta
     
 

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A completely revised edition of THE bestselling dinosaur leveled reader, for children who are ready to read on their own.
 
With all-new illustrations and updated scientific information, this Science Reader will introduce a new generation of children to the most fascinating creatures of all time—dinosaurs. From well-known species like T. rex,

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A completely revised edition of THE bestselling dinosaur leveled reader, for children who are ready to read on their own.
 
With all-new illustrations and updated scientific information, this Science Reader will introduce a new generation of children to the most fascinating creatures of all time—dinosaurs. From well-known species like T. rex, Triceratops, and Ankylosaurus to lesser-known ones like Citipati, Vegavis, and Mapusaurus, there’s something here for dinosaur fans and their parents—including a handy pronunciation guide!

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"An easy, well-structured treatment of an eternally hot topic, this is a likely choice for beginning readers."—Kirkus.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-31
A classic informational early reader gets a substantial, long-overdue update. Kirkus criticized the 1985 edition for conveying outdated and misleading information—chivalrously leaving the stodgy colored-pencil illustrations unmentioned. All of that has been addressed here. Revised by the late Milton's brother Kent, the text highlights or at least names over a dozen dinos, from the diminutive Citipati to the humongous Argentinosaurus, "as big as a house, longer than three buses, and as heavy as thirteen elephants!" Prehistoric contemporaries that were not dinosaurs also get nods, as do modern paleontology, the great extinction and the continued survival of birds: "So the dinosaur days go on." Tempesta's cover painting of a brightly patterned Triceratops being attacked by a T. Rex with a feathery spinal fringe opens a suite of equally dramatic group and single portraits. They feature mottled monsters viewed from low angles to accentuate their massiveness and reflect current thinking about feathers and coloration. Eye candy and intellectual nourishment alike for newly independent readers. (Informational early reader. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385379236
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Series:
Step into Reading Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
175,479
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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