My Favorite Dinosaurs

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Everyone has a favorite dinosaur! Some like the the sharp-toothed, meat-eating predators. That means Tyrannosaurus rex or the sickle-clawed Deinonychus. Others like the plant-eating giants, the massive Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus) or the towering Brachiosaurus. These are just a few of the specimens in this colorful book illustrated by National Geographic' s famous artist John Sibbick. On vibrant two-page spreads, Sibbick shows these formidable creatures in detailed, action-filled paintings in their natural...

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Overview

Everyone has a favorite dinosaur! Some like the the sharp-toothed, meat-eating predators. That means Tyrannosaurus rex or the sickle-clawed Deinonychus. Others like the plant-eating giants, the massive Apatosaurus (formerly Brontosaurus) or the towering Brachiosaurus. These are just a few of the specimens in this colorful book illustrated by National Geographic' s famous artist John Sibbick. On vibrant two-page spreads, Sibbick shows these formidable creatures in detailed, action-filled paintings in their natural habitsts. The text by Ruth Ashby—including pronunciations and definitions, weight, length, diet, era, and global distribution—adds intriguing backstory to these exciting tableaux of old friends and new favorites.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fans of dinosaurs, especially those rendered by John Sibbick (the most respected dinosaur artist in the world) will want to wander through the pages of My Favorite Dinosaurs by Ruth Ashby, with Sibbick's full-bleed spreads of the giant terrible lizards gallivanting on prehistoric landscapes. Brief boxes of text describe the behavior of specific dinosaurs, from Iguanodon to Neovenator, to the almighty Tyrannosaurus rex, and closing with the Baronyx, with a snout [that] looked like that of a crocodile and a diet to match. Two pages of Dino Fun Facts (including prononuciation, size, diet, and habitat) close this informative volume. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Sibbick's dramatic, realistic paintings present a "postcard album" of the artist's favorite dinosaurs, depicted in their prehistoric habitats while hunting, browsing, nesting, and rearing young. These superior illustrations are joined by boxes of brief text, providing nomenclature and a few facts about the featured creatures (including Archaeopteryx and Sarchosuchus, which is misleading because they are not dinosaurs), but the paintings are the raison d' tre for this colorful compendium. A final section gives name pronunciations and definitions, and a list of weight, length, diet, era, and global distribution. Not as informative as David Lambert's detailed The Ultimate Dinosaur Book (DK, 1993) or Don Lessem's Scholastic Dinosaurs A to Z (Scholastic Reference, 2003), this will still attract visually oriented young dinophiles.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Dinosaur artist Sibbick presents 29 of his favorite dinosaurs with full-color double-paged paintings that pitch the viewer into the midst of action-filled dinosaur landscapes. These dinosaurs can lumber right off the page, snarling. Meticulous detail to plants, landscapes and the dinosaurs will have young viewers entranced. While the images are fully realized and satisfying, the brief text is often an irritation, as boxes of text are pasted on top of the paintings, distracting the viewer. After all, the paintings tell the story. For the reader who needs help interpreting the images, the Dino fun facts, which serve as an index and provide the dinosaur name, size, location and geological periods, could have been expanded. Purchase for young dinosaur lovers, who may pore over paintings looking for their favorites. (Nonfiction. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596874008
  • Publisher: Milk & Cookies Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,192,771
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years

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