Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind

Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind

by Jacob Berkowitz, Steve Mack
     
 

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Take a journey back in time to see what amazing tales ancient poop has to tell us about dinosaurs.See more details below

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Take a journey back in time to see what amazing tales ancient poop has to tell us about dinosaurs.

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Technically, the book is superbly organized, and written in a zippy, engaging style that balances fact with fun? any young reader fascinated with prehistoric life will love Jurassic Poop.

The young and the curious will enjoy the presentation of a seemingly infinite amount of information ? as much as the subject matter itself.

The young and the curious will enjoy the presentation of a seemingly infinite amount of information ? as much as the subject matter itself.

Berkowitz’ style is goofy and lighthearted, but there’s plenty of real information ? this is an effectively wacky look at a revealing if odd branch of science.

Berkowitz’ style is goofy and lighthearted, but there’s plenty of real information ? this is an effectively wacky look at a revealing if odd branch of science.

Kirkus Reviews
Preserved excrement, whether dried, frozen or turned to rock, can provide all kinds of information to scientists. The "e-e-eew factor" is only part of the appeal of this lively introduction to coprolites-fossil feces. Photographs and cartoon illustrations accompany a breezy but fact-filled text explaining coprolite formation and identification, introducing some researchers and giving examples of their findings. From the dinosaur teaser in the title, cover illustration and opening chapter, the author goes on to include examples of all kinds of feces, from insects and fish to human. Readers are directly addressed and occasionally given a chance to try out their learning in quick quizzes. While the prose makes heavy use of puns ("Solve the Case of Who Dung It!"), the broad humor is appropriate to the subject and for the middle-grade reader. The acknowledgements in the introduction make clear the scientific basis for the information, and the book concludes with a glossary, quiz answers and an index. Compare with the more traditional approach of Dino Dung (2005), from the Step Into Reading series. (Nonfiction. 8-12)
Quill & Quire Starred Review
Technically, the book is superbly organized, and written in a zippy, engaging style that balances fact with fun? any young reader fascinated with prehistoric life will love Jurassic Poop.
The Globe and Mail
The young and the curious will enjoy the presentation of a seemingly infinite amount of information ? as much as the subject matter itself.
Bulletin of the Centre for Children’s Books
Berkowitz’ style is goofy and lighthearted, but there’s plenty of real information ? this is an effectively wacky look at a revealing if odd branch of science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553378679
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
551,398
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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