Mick Manning

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New York : Holiday House in association with the Natural History Museum, London 2007.
1st ed
Item Description
Originally published: London : Francis Lincoln Children's Books, 2006.
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
Main Author
Mick Manning (-)
Other Authors
Brita Granström (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The creators of Dinomania (2002) are back again, this time considering the eating habits of 10 types of dinosaurs. The beasts loom large on each double-page spread, devouring their food of choice (in the case of Coelophysis, it was sometimes their young). Each dinosaur describes what it eats in a playful, first-person narrative of 4 to 6 lines. A sidebar for each dinosaur provides factual information, including the pronunciation of the dinosaur's scientific name, when it lived, its size, its food preference, and a few additional bits about its eating habits. The illustrations, however, rendered in watercolor and pencil, dominate the pages. With its large, eye-catching, dramatic renderings of dinosaurs gorging themselves, this is a feast for the eyes, but it will also be fulfilling for kids with an appetite for a few basic facts.The final spread is devoted to a short glossary and an illustrated geological time line. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 3— The creatures featured here are those that are the most popular with kids (including Tyrannosaurus rex and Brachiosaurus ), but there are some lesser-known dinos as well, such as Baryonyx and Edmontosaurus . Each spread features one reptile and includes a watercolor-and-pencil illustration, a short verse about its eating habits, and a black-and-white sidebar that gives a few additional facts. The book's design makes it perfect for sharing and enjoying at a very young age. The illustrations are large and eye-catching, with many showing the dinosaur eating its meal of choice.—Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ [Page 137]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Examines the eating habits of dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes through a review of the various ways they hunted, killed, and devoured their prey, created in association with the Natural History Museum of London, England.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents information about the eating habits of dinosaurs, discussing the types and amount of food they ate, where they found it, and how physical dimensions and environment affected their diet and their role as predators on each other.