Dinosaur tracks

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Book - 2007

Describes how footprints made by the dinosaurs have been preserved and what these impressions tell scientists about the animals which made them.

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Let's-read-and-find-out science.
New York : Collins c2007.
1st ed
Physical Description
33 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Main Author
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (-)
Other Authors
Lucia Washburn (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In this volume in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, Zoehfeld builds on children's fascination with dinosaurs by providing technical details about fossil tracks, including information about how they were formed and how some remained, buried underground for millions of years until the soil wore away to reveal them. The clear text is illustrated with informal, colorful spreads of kids at play on the beach where millions of years earlier dinosaurs may have "splooshed through gloppy mud . . . [leaving] footprints behind them." It may be hard for kids to imagine a time span of more than 65 million years, but Zoehfeld brings perspective ("millions of years before any people or any moose or any elephants ever lived"), and, with adult help, elementary-school readers will be able to handle the fascinating facts about the size of the tracks and what the tracks reveal about the dinosaurs that made them. Link this to the titles in the "Read-alikes: Bone Hunters!" on p.62. ((Reviewed December 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3— At last, here's a book that answers the question, "How did those footprints get there?" in an easy, enjoyable format. The author makes the connection for readers by describing walking in sand or mud and the resultant trail left behind. Diagrams give a simple visual of what happened to dinosaur footprints to make them harden and fossilize. A brief introduction to dinosaur groups (theropods, ornithopods) and examples of specific dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus rex , allosaur, sauropod) and the footprints they left behind are accompanied by beautiful, soft sunset-colored illustrations. This appealing book concludes with instructions for making fossil footprints or handprints. A great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles.—Colleen D. Bocka, Nathaniel Rochester Community School, Rochester, NY [Page 140]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Readers can find out about the astonishing discoveries scientists have made from the tracks of dinosaurs that walked the Earth millions of years ago and that can still be seen today. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Readers can find out about the astonishing discoveries scientists have made from the tracks of dinosaurs that walked the Earth millions of years ago and that can still be seen today.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Read and find out about dinosaur tracks in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.Kids love dinosaurs, and now they can take the same steps as a T-Rex! Many of these fascinating prehistoric creatures left their tracks or footprints in the ground. Read and find out how these amazing developments all started with a footprint created millions of years ago.This book shows how fossilized dinosaur tracks may be able to teach us more about how these creatures lived than we could ever learn from bones.This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:hands-on and visualacclaimed and trustedgreat for classroomsTop 10 reasons to love LRFOs:Entertain and educate at the same timeHave appealing, child-centered topicsDevelopmentally appropriate for emerging readersFocused; answering questions instead of using survey approachEmploy engaging picture book quality illustrationsUse simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skillsFeature hands-on activities to engage young scientistsMeet national science education standardsWritten/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the fieldOver 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interestsBooks in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.