An introduction to different dinosand the people who discover and study themfrom beloved nonfiction picture book master Gail Gibbons, now updated to the minute!
Who discovers dinosaurs? What happens to a dinosaur bone when it's found? What exactly were dinosaurs, anyway, and how many different kinds were there? In this simple-but-thorough book, Gail Gibbons covers the basics of paleontology, dinosaurs, dinosaur families and evolutions, and the K-T extinction. Newly revised, Dinosaur Discoveries also includes updates that address dinosaur biology and details of the extinction event.
|Product dimensions:||8.92(w) x 10.77(h) x 0.13(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book covers some general information about dinosaurs, such as how scientists think they may have lived, why they went extinct, and how dinosaur bones are discovered, unearthed, and studied by paleontologists. Dinosaurs are divided into classification groups, such as theropods and sauropods, and examples of each group are given with some brief facts about each dinosaur. The different eras in which dinosaurs lived are clearly defined, and a timeline, map and index are included. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the dinosaurs are rendered not just in greens and browns, but also in blues, purples and reds. Each dinosaur is labeled, and distinctive features, such as horns, plates and crests are indicated. This is a fun introduction to dinosaurs, but it does not cover any particular dinosaur, era, or topic in depth. Good for first through third grade.