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Children's LiteratureDinosaurs have a strange appeal, almost a magnetism that can quickly turn into a full-blown fascination. It is not always easy to find the right kind of book when the dinosaur bug bites the young reader. This book would be the perfect fuel to encourage such a fire of enthusiasm because it addresses the basic dinosaur story: "What is a dinosaur?" "The Age of Dinosaurs," and "Evolution." It lists the main dinosaur groups alphabetically, describing their basic characteristics, and provides interesting anecdotes about each. In addition, the reader will find boxes throughout the book ("Dig it" boxes), which are chock full of little bits of information that will be remembered and no doubt recited back at odd moments. Each entry is accompanied by a full-color illustration of the dinosaur and a comparison illustration that shows how big the dinosaur was in relation to a human. This book is definitely a must for the young dinosaur buff. At the back of the book the reader will find a glossary and an index. 2002, Blackbirch Press, Ages 4 to 8.
— Marya Jansen-Gruber