Gigantic dinosaurs, tiny dinos, dinosaurs of every size: they're gathered here for a big parade and kids are invited to join in the fun! This large-format picture book shows what it might be like to stand next to a real, live dinosaur. Colourful illustrations capture a happy procession of children marching alongside; with just one look, young readers can put the relative sizes of human and beast in perspective - instantly making dinosaurs accessible. It answers all those endless questions too: a simple rhyming text introduces nine well-known dinosaur groups, from Sauropods to Therizinosaurs. Children eager to learn more can delve into fascinating facts about over 60 dinosaurs at the bottom of the each page including their names, when they lived and where they were found.
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(254mm x 254mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
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US Kirkus Review »
Several dozen smiling, brightly patterned dinos clomp across the spreads, with their names, sizes, naming dates and other data marching below on a running footer. Halls groups them by type - Sauropods, Ornithopods, etc. - to make physical comparisons easy, and Spears adds plenty of human fellow marchers to the line of behemoths for (loose) scale. So striking are the graphics and the design that the rhyming couplets that form the primary narration almost fade entirely into the background (not such a bad thing, as they are far from distinguished: "Tough and strong in peace and war, / 'Stay away,' they seemed to roar"). With a group of "Mini homo sapiens," a Dracorex hogwartsia and a "Paleontologist" ("Size varies. Term first used in 1830") bringing up the rear, it's a parade that won't run out of spectators any time soon. Eye candy for younger fans. (Informational picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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