K-Gr 2-These slim beginning readers will appeal to dinosaur fans. Each of the nine spreads per book discusses one topic ("Parts of-," "Relatives of-," "Discovering-") and consists of three to six sentences opposite an average-quality, color photograph of a museum display, an illustration, or a simple map. The layouts include lots of white space; banners of colors highlight headings or frame photos. Some unfamiliar terms are defined in the glossary (with pronunciation guide) while others are arbitrarily defined in the lower right-hand corner of the recto. Each title concludes with an easy experiment, activity, or game requiring some adult assistance (for example, marking a distance of 39 feet on the floor, the height of the Brachiosaurus). These books are similar in format to the "True Books" series (Children's), but the material presented is even more basic. Satisfying titles for dinophiles starting to read on their own.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.