- Tyrannosaurus rex
- Dinosaur fossils
- Do you like dinosaurs?
K-Gr 2— Writing in first person, Aylmore presents young readers with a few of their favorite things. Mixing fact with opinion, a young narrator in each book asserts, "I like dogs [or cars, dinosaurs, etc.]. I will tell you my favorite things about dogs [ditto]." The vocabulary is too difficult for very young readers to handle alone, and the concepts are pretty random. Cars is the most interesting, with cool photos of Batman's ride and the fastest car in the world. Dinosaurs provides the most information, focusing on just three dinosaurs and some museums. Outer Space shows a spread with the statement, "There are a lot of planets in space. These are the planets that are closest to Earth." The illustration shows the nine traditional planets, with only the eight that are now accepted labeled. In Soccer , nothing is mentioned about how to play the game other than the fact that the object is to score a goal. Instead, the narrator talks about liking to watch the game on TV, the uniforms, and fans cheering at a match. The photographs for all of these slim books are engaging and attractively arranged on the pages, and there is a good balance of gender and ethnicity; there's even a mother putting air in tires in Cars . While eager young readers may enjoy this series for the pictures alone, the information is extremely limited.—Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI [Page 129]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Introduces dinosaurs, including different kinds and fossils.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Which dinosaur could run as fast as a car? How many finger did a Tyrannosaurus Rex have? From velociraptors to triceratops, readers will love looking at and learning about dinosaurs and fossils.