Everything dinosaurs

B. A. Hoena

Book - 2014

Explores the world of dinosaurs, examining fossil remains and explaining how scientists use them to determine what dinosaurs ate, how they raised their young, and how they may have become extinct.--

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Series
Everything series (Washington, D.C.)
Subjects
Published
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society [2014]
©2014
Language
English
Physical Description
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
ISBN
9781426314971
1426314973
9781426314964
1426314965
Main Author
B. A. Hoena (author)
Other Authors
Paul C. Sereno (author), Franco Tempesta (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The latest in the Everything series will certainly appeal to young dinosaur enthusiasts. Illustrations rule here, even though, as the text mentions, scientists aren't sure about the color, shape, and texture of most dinosaurs. Tempesta's illustrations present dinos of all sizes and dimensions, like the Mamenchisaurus, whose neck was 35 feet long. These pictures provide a sense of drama and danger, though the fainthearted should take note that several images depict ravenous dinosaurs feasting rather bloodily upon others. Hoena packs in a lot of facts, ranging from one-sentence "Dino Bites" to fieldwork insights from paleontologist Sereno. One intriguing section discusses how dinosaurs cared for their young and shows fossils of the long, thin eggs of meat-eating dinosaurs; the bowling-ball-sized Diplodocus eggs; and the spiral patterns that some dinosaurs used to organize their eggs. The book doesn't delve very deeply, but like the dinosaurs, it covers a lot of ground. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—With more than 100 full-color illustrations these titles are visual treats, while providing a good deal of content. Each features four main sections with two-page chapters within those sections concentrating on specific topics. Within "Dinosaur Life," for instance, readers will find spreads on the "Dino Nursery," "Growing Up Dinosaur," "Chomp or Be Chomped," and "The Plant Eaters." The layouts include headlines, text boxes, illustrations, and quick facts. Mythology even offers an Olympus Family Tree and isn't limited to the gods of the Greek pantheon. Anansi, Horus, and Ganesha are all at home in these pages. The books are not only easy to read and understand, they're also fun. Each volume includes a glossary (with an accompanying quiz to increase comprehension) and sources for more information (books, websites). Good purchases where these subjects are much in demand.—Marie Drucker, Malverne Public Library, NY [Page 153]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Fresh, dynamic presentations of nonfiction subjects that kids love best and that offer young readers an exciting way to absorb everything they want to know about a subject, whether they are driven by intense interest or curiosity or both. Includes colorful photographs, engaging facts and tantalizing anecdotes from real experts. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Explores the world of dinosaurs, examining fossil remains and explaining how scientists use them to determine what dinosaurs ate, how they raised their young, and how they may have become extinct.--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Explores the world of dinosaurs, examining fossil remains and explaining how scientists use them to determine what dinosaurs ate, how they raised their young, and how they may have become extinct.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs, kids will explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs, meeting prehistoric creatures as tall as houses, and others that were as tiny as chickens. Kids become dino experts as they browse the eye-popping illustrations and absorb the authoritative information, made extra fun through a lively and humor-infused presentation.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

In National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs, kids will explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs, meeting prehistoric creatures as tall as houses, and others that were as tiny as chickens. Kids become dino experts as they browse the eye-popping illustrations and absorb the authoritative information, made extra fun through a lively and humor-infused presentation.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.