Gr 3-4-Skrepnick introduces a small, feathered dinosaur whose fossilized remains were found in China in 1996. Because little is known about this poultry-sized creature, the book is padded with smidgens of data on five additional feathery dinosaurs, including the only flyer in the group, Archaeopteryx. The dinosaur/bird evolutionary connection is accepted as a given in the brief, easy-to-read text. Realistic, golden-brown toned illustrations fill the pages. While not essential, this book will be welcomed by neophyte readers and dinophiles, as it does contain some information on a newly discovered species.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.