DINOSAURS IN YOUR BACKYARD by Hugh Brewster

DINOSAURS IN YOUR BACKYARD

The Coolest, Scariest Creatures Ever Found in the USA!
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Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Aimed at younger and less-than-enthusiastic readers, this gallery of North American dinos pairs high-wattage commentary—“Huge herds of giant, snorting creatures could have stomped right through your backyard!”—with naturalistic, sharply detailed headshots or full body views of about two dozen big, brightly colored examples. Brewster tucks in names and basic facts for each, adds side-glances at such high-interest topics as fossil poop and skin and closes (on a spread headed “WIPEOUT!”) with current thinking about why the dinosaurs died out. Young dino-nuts probably won’t mind that there’s no attempt at any real organization beyond leading with the most teeth possible. Featuring a digestible informational load, lots of teeth and an occasional glimpse of blood or drool for extra thrills, this people-pleasing plunge into prehistory will likely be read to shreds. (timeline, pronunciation guide, glossary, recommended reading, “Where to See Dinosaurs,” index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8109-7099-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Abrams
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2009




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