INSIDE DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES by Steve Parker

INSIDE DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 10 - 12
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Speculations on dinosaur senses, digestion, locomotion, reproduction, and more. Unfortunately, Parker seldom indicates that such topics are still under investigation; and given the diversity of dinosaurs, his conclusions seem too generalized (``Far from being stupid, dinosaurs used sharp senses to help them survive''). As with this team's other titles, each spread presents a topic with a few captioned color illustrations and labels for dozens of anatomical features. Dinosaur enthusiasts may enjoy browsing the detailed, cutaway drawings, but the text is discouragingly difficult--e.g., ``A flange on the breastbone, the cristospina (keel), anchored the powerful wing-pulling muscles.'' No glossary to explain specialized terms (``staples''; ``gastroliths''; ``convergent evolution''; etc.). Of marginal use. Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-385-31143-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Doubleday
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




MORE BY STEVE PARKER

ChildrenSPACE KIDS by Steve Parker
by Steve Parker
ChildrenA JOURNEY THROUGH THE HUMAN BODY by Steve Parker
by Steve Parker
ChildrenSPEED MACHINES by Steve Parker
by Steve Parker

MORE BY TED DEWAN

ChildrenONE TRUE BEAR by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan
ChildrenCRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan
ChildrenSANDMARE by Helen Cooper
by Helen Cooper