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  • ISBN-13: 9781448852031
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Series: Graphic Dinosaurs
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,148,002
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    Wanted to love it, but it missed the mark

    We have many of the Graphic Dinosaur series books. My 5 1/2 year old son loves learning about dinosaurs and how they lived long ago. He truly enjoys this series that explores the life of a particular dinosaur and the environment in which it lives. The illustrations are very striking with great detail that bring these extinct creatures to life. The writing style reads like a comic book with a protagonist who encounters a series of trials to overcome in every day life. Thankfully, in each of the books, our protagonist survives these challenges to survival in forboding landscapes. My son especially likes the "animal gallery" in the back of each book where he learns about all the other dinosaurs, pterosaurs and/or marine reptiles that appear in the story. One feature I would like them to add would be a glossary that includes the proper pronunciation of each of the dinosaurs in the story. I find myself having to "Google" many of the names because my son wants to say the dinosaur names correctly at all times. At present, there is a glossary, but for terms such as "fossils" and "predators". Words that I think most kids of the target age group, upper elementary, could easily pronounce and define. Pronouncing "Carcharodontosaurus" is another matter altogether. I would caution parents of young children that these books are graphic in the sense that they show predators hunting and eating their prey. Purchasing a book in the series about an herbivore like "Stegosaurus" will not spare you any carnage and blood, albeit cartoonish-looking blood. My son's response to these scenes is that "dinosaurs gotta eat, right?" Generally speaking, we love the entire series, but this one missed the mark for us. My son received this as a Christmas gift and was excited to receive it. He still asks for it to be read to him, but constantly comments on the fact that the colors are "all wrong". The images are not bright and vibrant like the rest of the series making some of the action hard to see. We may have gotten a bad printing for some reason, but hard to know for sure since I have never seen this book (or any of the others in the series) in the B & N store. Secondly, it is poorly written compared to others in the series. The author, David West, could have used a second look with a good editor. It seems as if he rushed this one and the finished product has suffered for it. He refers to the Spinosaurus as "it" throughout the story when he clearly defines on the first page that "it" is an adult male. This makes the rest of the story a bit cumbersome to read as sometimes there are more than one "its" on the page that he is discussing. Also, the author starts many sentences with "The Spinosaurus..." It would have been nice to see a little more creativity here. Finally, the writing style could have used some work. Sentences like, "It is Midday and it is very hot. The Spinosaurus is hot and hungry." I know it seems like I am nit-picking and I am, but if you read any of the other books in the series like Rob Shone's "Giganotosaurus" or "Pachycephalosaurus", you would understand what I mean. We recommend this series to parents, but would skip this book as there are better ones in the series written by Rob Shone and Gary Jeffrey.

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