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Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
     

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

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by Byron Barton
 

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For the dinosaur-obsessed kid in your life!

With bright, clear illustrations and accompanying straightforward text, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs captures the thrill that children experience as they learn about these prehistoric creatures.

With a masterful use of color, shape, and composition, Byron Barton brings to life a unique and endearing

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For the dinosaur-obsessed kid in your life!

With bright, clear illustrations and accompanying straightforward text, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs captures the thrill that children experience as they learn about these prehistoric creatures.

With a masterful use of color, shape, and composition, Byron Barton brings to life a unique and endearing vision of what the world may have looked like once upon a time when these beasts still roamed the earth.

A bright and fun introduction to dinosaurs that works for the youngest of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
Here is a nonthreatening introduction to dinosaurs.The text is clear and simple, and Barton's bright and childlike illustrations are far from scary--all the dinosaurs have eyebrows. Each dinosaur is pictured at the end, complete with name and pronunciation key.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Barton's economical book does not scrimp on details or ebullient hues. In colors straight out of a crayon box he provides children with a genuine ``first'' dinosaur book. The endpapers provide a vivid glossary of dinosaurs, with names and phonetic pronunciations underneath each picture. And then the sweet text: ``A long time ago there were dinosaurs. There were dinosaurs with horns and dinosaurs with spikes . . . . There were fierce dinosaurs and scared dinosaurs.'' That particular line is illustrated with a black cloudy sky and jagged yellow lightning; the simple expressions of fear on the dinosaurs' faces will reassure readers that even these mightiest of creatures could have been afraid of the same things children are. Ages 3-6. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- Barton's radiant pallette of Play-Doh colors is perfect for dinosaurs. His illustrations capture the plasticity and vividness of children's own artwork, without patronizing or making fun of his young audience. More than Gibbons' Dinosaurs (Holiday, 1987) or Aliki's My Visit to the Dinosaurs (Crowell, 1985), Barton conveys the primordial sense of excitement that draws children to these beasts. Despite the illustrations' simplicity, Barton's dinosaurs' expressions are not mammalian smiles; they have a saurian quality all their own. The endpapers identify the creatures by scientific name and pronunciation. Barton wisely keeps his text simple, describing dinosaurs only by size and physical features (``There were dinosaurs with sails on their backs, and dinosaurs with hard bony heads''), letting his drawings portray who owned which horns, teeth, tail, and spikes. This superb introduction for the very young shares the excitement of dinosaurs with its audience, without tangling their attention spans in boring details.-- Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694002696
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Series:
Big Book Series
Edition description:
1ST ED.
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,300,816
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

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Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! Simple text instead of all the other dinosaur books that have the complicated names. Great book for the toddler/preschool age child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This an excellent book for children to help learn body parts. It has also help children with their social personal behavior. All my students have allways like it. Once the readed they keep reading it.