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Big Book of Dinosaurs

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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.

Here is an enticing collection of dinosaurs sure to excite any child. Packed with full-color photographs of life-like models plus detailed illustrations, the book offers simple text describing interesting features. Questions encourage children to compare various ...

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Overview

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.

Here is an enticing collection of dinosaurs sure to excite any child. Packed with full-color photographs of life-like models plus detailed illustrations, the book offers simple text describing interesting features. Questions encourage children to compare various dinosaurs.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
No 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 Journal
PreS-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 Hester
This 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 Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564587183
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 53,014
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.75 (w) x 14.09 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002

    Great for five-year-olds

    I bought this for my five-year-old niece who is enamored with dinosaurs. I actually found it for $3.99 and figured it had to be worth that much! Out of all gifts I've purchased for her over the years, this has gotten the best response. She reads it almost daily! It's both educational and fun!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Not for toddlers

    A very LARGE book.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Disappointed

    The pictures in this book left me wanting. Some seemed almost blurred, while others lacked detail.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Highly recommended

    it's an amazing book for kids that loves dinosaurs, easy and understandable..

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Great book for kids just getting interested in dinosaurs

    DK Publishing has done their usual excellent job of creating a book with detailed, colorful illustrations. Filled with short descriptive details about a wide variety of dinosaurs and large illustrations that will be sure to please beginning dino-lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Another beautifully illustrated DK book

    My three year old granddaughter has been studying dinosaurs at her pre-school and I thought that this book would be perfect for some reading and discussion with her. She loved it... great pictures... nice long words that are fun to pronounce. While I think it is a bet too advanced for her right now, it will be a book that will continue to interest her and grow with her.

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