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Life after the Dinosaurs

Life after the Dinosaurs

by Mary O'Neill, John Bindon (Illustrator)

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Gr 4-6-- Although these books do contain some new and current information about dinosaurs, they are difficult to use as reference sources because of a lack of indexing. Each book alternates between factual material relating to its title subject and short, fictionalized ``slice-of-life'' accounts of various prehistoric beasts. The books aren't well organized, and it's not always apparent from the book's title what subjects it covers. The illustrations add to the confusion; sometimes animals are shown with accompanying line drawings of people--apparently to show scale. Other times, animals are grouped together with no mention of size relationship to one another. Still other pictures have captions noting, ``not drawn to scale.'' Some uniformity here would help. Overall, the illustrations have a cheap look to them, and are neither informative nor dramatic (an angry T. Rex looks about as mean as a duckbill). The general low-budget appearance of this series, along with its haphazard organization, will act as a deterrent to even the most earnest of readers. John Stidworthy's ``Creatures from the Past'' series (Silver Burdett) covers similar material, has indexes, and is far better organized. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

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