What Happened to the Dinosaurs?: A Book about Extinction

What Happened to the Dinosaurs?: A Book about Extinction

by Rebecca Olien
     
 

Provides an explanation of extinction, including what it is, why it happens, and how people can help stop animal and plant extinction from happening.

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Provides an explanation of extinction, including what it is, why it happens, and how people can help stop animal and plant extinction from happening.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Dinosaurs are an appealing subject for youngsters. This book's presentation allows students to learn how people know about extinct dinosaurs, what happened to them, helps determine if they could they come back, and much more. Eager low-leveled readers will be glad to take in the information. Scientific inquiry is again the focus of page two and its subject of the ivory-billed woodpecker. Because the inquiry is not one that students need to carry out for a set time they can continue turning the pages in this book. Extinction theories are presented and give students an opportunity to come to their own conclusions to answer the book's title question. Extra information is found in the form of "Did You Know" questions, and bright, detailed photos and illustrations add to the appeal of this total package. Several pages allow readers to think about their own role in extinction. A glossary, index page, and extra sources make up the end matter. This book is a necessary in any classroom studying about dinosaurs and learning about scientific inquiry. Part of the "Why in the Worlds" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736863780
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Why in the World? Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Rebecca Olien was an elementary school teacher for 20 years. She has since written over 50 books for children and educators. Currently, she is an instructional designer and curriculum developer.

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