NEW DINOS by Shelley Tanaka


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Age Range: 8 - 10
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“Like giant gaffing hooks, these claws could spear a fish the size of a grown man. Once Suchomimus had shoveled the prey into its mouth, its one hundred hooked teeth would clamp down like huge pinking shears.” Paired with plenty of melodramatic, carefully detailed—and frequently blood-spattered—dinosaur portraits, Tanaka’s rousing survey of recently identified specimens and species covers every continent except Antarctica, and introduces dinosaurs in a wide array of shapes and sizes, from crow-like Microraptor to several bus-sized creatures. She also delivers “The Real Poop” on dino-dung, rare fossilized internal organs, feathers, and the most recent Great Extinction, 65 million years ago. Concluding with an annotated map, plus lists of books and Web sites, this will rivet young readers while bringing them up to speed on the latest news from the paleontological front. (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-85183-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2003


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