Dinosaurs (Fandex Family Field Guides Series)

Dinosaurs (Fandex Family Field Guides Series)

by Jane Hammerslough

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Meet Stegosaurus and Stegoceras (the head banger). An airborne giant, Quetzalcoatlus, with a wingspan the size of a WWII fighter. The meat-eaters: T.Rex, Giganotosaurus, and Allosaurus, who strode eight feet with every step—try out-running that! There are fish—like ichthyosaurs, including Excalibosaurus, named after King Arthur's legendary sword because of its long snout. The swift and deadly raptors. Sauropods that could strip the tops of trees, and the agile little Compsognathus, the size of a turkey. Each dinosaur is illustrated in amazingly life-like detail, and accompanied by information on size, diet, and lifestyle. The deck also includes key paleontologists, fossil-finding methods, and a glossary.

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ISBN-13: 9780761129769
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Fandex Family Field Guides Series
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 1,188,141
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: IG1290L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jane Hammerslough is the author of more than 20 books for kids, including Owl Puke and Snakes: Face to Face. A former teacher and award-winning parenting columnist, she writes for Child and Parenting, Family Circle, and other publications. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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The non-negotiable Fandex, the one every kid will have to have—hand-held dinosaurs. Marrying the latest in science and dazzling, custom-designed full-color art with the irresistible die-cut Fandex format, Dinosaurs is the perfect addition to the series that now has over 3.3 million copies in print. Written by Owl Puke author Jane Hammerslough, it brings to budding paleontologists' fingertips a wealth of information about 46 fascinating dinosaur species: period, name, size, diet, lifestyle, and habitat, along with lore and the story behind the dinosaur's discovery.

Meet Stegosaurus and Stegoceras. Quetzalcoatlus, with a wingspan the size of a WWII fighter plane's. The tanklike Edmontonia, and the predators, including T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, and Allosaurus, who strode 8 feet with every step—try out-running that! Plus, why there is no longer a Brontosaurus (because it turned out to be the same animal as the Apatosaurus), how Jurassic Park got it right—and wrong (Dilophosaurus was a fierce predator, but did not spit venom), and is the Plesiosaur alive and well—as the legendary "Nessie" of Loch Ness? Includes information on key paleontologists, fossil-finding methods, and a glossary of dinosaur words.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pictures on all the Fandex books are amazing - very colorful - and the descriptions extremely detailed. Older children and adults will benefit from the information presented, while younger children will enjoy all the pictures. You can't go wrong in purchasing any of the Fandex books. I have purchased the "bugs, butterflies, and insects" series of Fandex books for my grandchildren, in addition to the "dinosaur" Fandex. (NOTE: The butterflies Fandex is a bit difficult for a child to easily close back up due to the various sizes of the butterfly wings; this could prove frustrating for a small child.)