The phenomenon of the dinosaur is one that continues to fascinate people of all ages. A fun-filled history of the many species of dinosaurs, their eras, and interesting facts about them, this book is not only informative, but funny and captivating as well. Featuring amusing and attractive illustrations, this unique edition discusses a variety of topics, from the Velociraptor and Pterodactylus to the Jurassic Era and dinosaur extinction.
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Second edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Howard Temperley is a former American history professor at the University of East Anglia and the author of several books, including How It Was: Memories of Growing Up in the 1930s, '40s and '50s and White Dreams, Black Africa: The British Antislavery Expedition to the River Niger, 1841-1842. Michael Kline is an artist whose work is featured in more than 40 books and in Kids Discover magazine. He is the author of Little Hands Celebrate America: Learning about the U.S.A. through Crafts & Activities and The No Biggie Bunch Dairy-Free Dinolicious Dig. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers Favorite “There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere” written by Howard Temperley, and skillfully illustrated by Michael Kline, is a fascinating, objective and appropriately inquisitive discourse on the rise, evolution, and ultimate demise of dinosaurs and other life of the Mesozoic Era. Throughout this book the author frequently remarks on the speculative nature of the body of knowledge about dinosaurs, lending a great deal of credibility to himself and his book. He wisely avoids presenting anything as being absolute, defensible fact, deferring instead to the reality of scientific conjecture based on available evidence. Mr. Temperley’s integrity is validated by his reiteration of that point throughout his dissertation. Without a doubt, this book is the finest effort I have ever seen to adequately and accurately elucidate “dinosaurs” to a broad range of readers, from youth to adults. It is not only extraordinarily informative, it is also brilliantly illustrated. By that I do not mean to imply that the illustrations are in any way literal representations of the physiognomy of any dinosaur species. Rather, they are accurately cartoonish and vividly colored so as to attract and maintain the interest of younger readers. By the very nature of the cartoons, they lend further support to the fact that nobody really knows for certain what any of them actually looked like. Consequently the illustrations focus attention on various aspects of the evolutionary progression over the course of roughly 160 million years. I believe this is quite probably the best single book you could buy for any youngster curious about dinosaurs. I couldn’t recommend it any more emphatically than I do here. This book is a “must buy” for your budding paleontologist.