Plant-Eating Dinosaurs

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Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
You think an elephant is big? Try imagining the size of a sauropod; probably as big as a modern skyscraper building, with a very long neck and a tail that could whip you into the next county. The plant-eating dinosaurs developed armor on their bodies, horns on their heads and clubs on their tails to protect themselves from meat eating dinosaurs. There is much good information in this, as in the rest of "Dinosaur Files" series, and excellent illustrations, but phonetic spelling of the scientific names would probably encourage reluctant readers to plow on through the book. It is hard for an eager reader to judge what will encourage a non-reader to finish a book, but some of this information seems a bit advanced for a nine year old. A better discussion of why artists picked bright colors for the skin of creatures mostly seen as a collection of bones would have been helpful. Still, as one tool among many for learning about dinosaurs, this book will be a nice addition to any school's collection. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848983335
  • Publisher: Newforest Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: Dinosaur Files Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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