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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
The Stegosaurus has distinctive plates on its back and spikes on its tail. Find out more information about the physical features and characteristics of this planting-eating dinosaur by reading about its diet, size, weight, and means of defense. The color illustrations provide some support to the the text. The pictorial glossary includes arrows to point out a plate, a spike, and leaves in the picture. However, there are no labeled arrows for some pictures in the main body of the book to support children during the reading by directing their attention to the beak, teeth, or spikes in the illustration accompanying the text. This book is one from the "Rookie Read-About Dinosaurs" series of informational texts for children. Learn about other dinosaurs like the Apatosaurus, Velociraptor, or Triceratops. Explore the publisher web site for links to additional dinosaur sites and check out the natural history museum site; addresses for these sites are listed on separate pages in the book. In the text, parents, teachers, and caregivers may find the "Try This!" suggestion helpful in supporting children's understanding of content. This series provides opportunities for students to learn some dinosaur facts and use informational text features on a high interest topic. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531209295
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Rookie Read-about Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,428,274
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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