The Big Book of Dinosaursby DK Publishing
Children love dinosaurs, and this picture book is a wonderful introduction to the subject, with lifelike models and detailed illustrations sure to excite young readers.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink RoffinoNo study of bones and skeletons in the primary grades is complete without a nice long look at dinosaur bones. For scrutiny and browsing, direct young minds to this big book. Irresistible photos of museum dinosaurs and actual skeletons command attention across full-page displays. Parts are labeled and fact boxes pop up in every available space. The photos permit close-up examination of immense bones, leathery hides, mighty jaws and spiky claws.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3-One can't miss this book, not only because its gigantic, but also because it's gorgeous. The full-color photos of dinosaur replicas look so real that youngsters can almost count the scales on the backs of these beasts. The format-lots of pictures with short, quick captions-makes it a perfect read-aloud for young children, or a browsing item for older kids who want good illustrations with little text. There's not enough information for reports on individual species, but Wilkes does provide a good overview of how dinosaurs lived, camouflaged themselves, found their food, and generally survived. A great array of dinos that enhances the believability of these photogenic models.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
Denia HesterThis could be called "The Really Big Book of Dinosaurs" since this oversize volume is as awesome as the animals it showcases. The big, handsome photographs and drawings are just right for kid appeal. Full-color models and art are set up like a reptile family album on two-page spreads that feature armored dinosaurs, meat eaters, the biggest on earth, and the fast and fierce, to name a few. The text is simple--just an introductory sketch really. There's at least one interactive question per chapter to entice young readers to think and question. The usual dinosaurs are included (Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus) and the not so usual (Tuojangosaurus, Scelidosaurus). If you can make room on your shelves for one more dinosaur book, this might be a big item with little readers and viewers.
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.69(w) x 14.00(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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