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Description - The Kingfisher First Dinosaur Picture Atlas by David Burnie

This is the perfect first atlas series for young children, illustrated by Smarties Award winning artist Anthony Lewis. The atlases are ideal for use at home and at school.The atlas is organized by continent, and each map is illustrated with colourful pictorial icons showing the different dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that lived there. Feature spreads then detail one or more of the dinosaurs from that area, giving an in-depth look at the animals that made their home there. Each map includes a simple numbered and lettered grid.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753414446
ISBN-10: 0753414449
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 240mm x 14mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Kingfisher First Dinosaur Picture Atlas by David Burnie

US Kirkus Review » Using a graphically familiar format and maps from other picture atlases, Kingfisher has produced a colorful introduction to dinosaurs around the world. A prefatory spread shows all the continents, then subsequent maps of Canada and Alaska, the continental United States, Central and South America, a slice of Western Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand include state and country labels and boundaries. All maps are overlaid with images of dinosaurs found in each area. Although different in size, images are not to scale and coloration is not explained. On double-page spreads following each map, some specific species are shown interacting with each other and their environments; boxes add examples of dinosaur behavior. Occasional photographs of actual fossils supplement Lewis's ink-and-watercolor illustrations. The large font, Tyrannosaurus rex bookmark and detachable foldout world map (including swimming reptiles not described in the book) add to the appeal for young enthusiasts. The presentation of hypotheses as facts and somewhat random nature of the information make this most suitable for a very young audience. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - David Burnie

David Burnie studied zoology and botany at the University of Bristol in England, and has worked as a nature reserve ranger and biologist. He has written and contributed to many award-winning books and multimedia titles, and has acted as a consultant and scriptwriter for many natural history programmes. He is an avid birdwatcher, botanist and bughunter. Anthony Lewis has illustrated more than 250 children's books worldwide. His bright, imaginative style, paying great attention to detail, produces fun, accurate illustrations that children love.

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