Dinosaur

Dinosaur

by Nicholas Harris, Peter David Scott, Peter Dennis
     
 


The site is China, millions of years ago, where dinosaur hatchlings emerge from their eggs, then, in successive illustrations, grow to gigantic size. Death comes years later when they are caught in a flood. Final illustrations show their bones being discovered in our own era and being mounted for display in a museum.

Original pictorial treatments of places and

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The site is China, millions of years ago, where dinosaur hatchlings emerge from their eggs, then, in successive illustrations, grow to gigantic size. Death comes years later when they are caught in a flood. Final illustrations show their bones being discovered in our own era and being mounted for display in a museum.

Original pictorial treatments of places and events in history make these books as entertaining as they are informative for young readers. Each title covers a single theme with a series of time-sequence illustrations that show how one location has changed over the course of history. Each illustration covers a large two-page spread. Tabs on page edges provide identifying historical dates for each picture, and have labels to explain details in the illustration. A Glossary at the back of each book defines relevant terms.

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Publishers Weekly
Part of the Fast Forward series, which uses tabs on the right-hand border to allow readers to skip ahead or back in time, Dinosaur by Nicholas Harris, illus. by Peter David Scott, chronicles the life, death and enduring legacy of a Mamenchisaurus, from its beginnings in China, 160 million years ago to today, with its skeleton on display in a museum. Pyramid, illus. by Peter Dennis, tracks the architectural feat accomplished in Egypt from 2700 B.C. to 2480 B.C. and images of the pyramid still standing today. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Trying to imagine what the world might have been like 160 million years ago sounds impossible, and yet, it is not as impossible as it sounds. In this fully illustrated and unique book we are taken on a colorful journey through time. It all begins in a hot, no doubt, most inhospitable, swamp in China. The time is 160 years ago and we follow the birth, life, death and 'resurrection' of a Mamenchisaurus. This species of dinosaur is one of those familiar enormous, plodding, plant-eating dinosaurs with extremely long necks. As the story begins we are introduced to various dinosaur species that live in the swamp, including our main character, the Mamenchisaurus. We turn the page and find ourselves in the same swamp but a few weeks later. Our Mamenchisaurus' have built themselves a nest and have a clutch of eggs to look after. Turn the page again and the Mamenchisaurus have babies running around under their feet. Each time a page is turned you move forward in time. It can be a few minutes, a few weeks, a few months, a few years, or millions of years. As time passes, as we turn the pages, we watch what happens to a baby Mamenchisaurus. We also learn a lot about the dinosaurs and their world, how they eat, how they interact with one another, and how they survive in a hostile environment. By telling a story about one dinosaur through pictures with beautiful illustrations, the illustrator and the author of the text have created a book that provides a wealth of information in a delightful and highly interactive package. Tabs on the side of the book can be used to flip the pages backward and forward to any point in the timeline, be it the present day to millions of years ago. At the back of the bookreaders will find a glossary of words used in the book and an index. 2002, Barron's Educational Series Inc, Ages 7 to 9.
— Marya Jansen-Gruber

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764155840
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Series:
Fast Forward Books
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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