The Dinosaur Alphabet Book

The Dinosaur Alphabet Book


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The perfect way to introduce children to the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Full of interesting facts—did you know some dinosaurs had sharp front teeth while others had no front teeth at all? This alphabet book explores both the known and the not-so-well known dinosaurs.

Meet the heterodontosaurus (one of the smallest known to exist), the megalosaurus (the first dinosaur ever discovered), the iguanodon, the ultrasaurus, and more!

Once again, Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello have combined their talents to create a unique children's book that will inform and entertain young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881064667
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/28/1990
Series: Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 157,794
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere.

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M is for Megalosaurus. This is it! This is the first dinosaur ever discovered. At first, people thought that the bones of the Megalosaurus were from an ancient giant horse, or an ancient giant rhinoceros or hippopotamus. Eventually people realized that these bones were from a giant reptile, a dinosaur.


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Dinosaur Alphabet Book 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, let me say that this is NOT an alphabet book. An alphabet book is a book geared towards the preschool age group to teach them their letters during storytime.This book is pretty long for one storytime, it's very dense, it has some complicated information... and it's probably better suited for children closer to 8 than to 4. At that point, they already know their alphabet. No, this book is a book about dinosaurs that happens to go in alphabetical order.To that end, many - or all - of the dinosaurs will be unfamiliar to your child. Instead of running through the same short list of apatosaurus (brontosaurs to us old folk) and T-rexes and stegosauruses, these are all DIFFERENT dinosaurs. Your kid can actually learn something instead of repeating what he already knows.The paragraphs about the dinosaurs are very informative, talking about their bones and teeth and various hypotheses for their extinction, and I really like that many of the dinosaurs are colored with fanciful colors (I particularly liked the Fabrosaurus) instead of the usual browns and greys and army greens. (Questrosaurus is done in black and white, with an explanation that of course we have NO IDEA what colors the dinosaurs were).
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another good alphabet book for kids who don't like alphabet books. They'll be so wrapped up in looking at the dinosaur pictures and reading about each kind of dinosaur they won't realize they're also getting a lesson in the letters of the alphabet.
dgadkins88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is great for dinosaur lovers. If the child fears dinosaurs, then I would not recommend reading this book. However, great book lesson with very educational meaning. Good for teaching the alphabet and different types of dinosaurs.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Has anyone ever thought about the dinosaurs that were said to live on Earth millions of years ago? I hear people often asking questions like, "How many were on Earth?" "Were all species found?" "What killed them?" Well, "The Dinosaur Alphabet Book" can help anyone find out information on dinosaurs that were discovered today. This book helps children understand the many different kinds of dinosaurs, the different characteristics each dinosaur had, what they ate, and how they survived for as long as they did. This text even touches on the theory of how dinosaurs became extinct. One may think that they know a whole lot about dinosaurs, but once you open "The Dinosaur Alphabet Book," I can promise that one will learn something knew. This book is also great to read to children because it helps them associate the alphabet with the names of each dinosaur. Children can quickly learn their letters from recognizing them in words throughout the book.
FourYearOldsBigSister More than 1 year ago
Very cute book. Has helped my brother learn what the letters of the alphabet look like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago