WHAT DID DINOSAURS EAT? by Elizabeth MacLeod


and Other Things You Want to Know About Dinosaurs
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Age Range: 5 - 8
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Well designed to get the attention of younger dinophiles, this combines simple answers to simple questions with big, finely detailed portraits of 17 toothy, tough-looking examples. Some of MacLeod’s information, such as a reference to Parasaurolophus’s “long, low call,” may be iffy, and she answers the question, “Could dinosaurs fly?” with a bait-and-switch discussion of flying reptiles, but the vivid writing—“Tyrannosaurus was one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs. Its teeth were as long as bananas! Tyrannosaurus was always hungry. It would even eat smelly dead dinosaurs”—is as riveting as Sauvés’s art. A thank-you to a dinosaur expert is the only author resource noted, but a trio of Web sites and a pronunciation/translation chart of names bring this uneven crowd-pleasing primer to a strong close. (Nonfiction. 5-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 1-55337-063-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kids Can
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2001


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