Dinosaurs Big and Small: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1

Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner,Washburn, Lucia
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Category: Animal Stories, Dinosaurs, English Language: Reading Schemes, Biology
Age Group: 0-5
Book Format: Paperback

PreS.-Gr. 1. This attractive book from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series discusses the sizes of various dinosaurs. Since estimates of height and weight are not sufficient to help children understand the actual sizes of various species, both the text and the illustrations compare the prehistoric animals to more recognisable measures: a standard-size kid (1.2m tall, 34kg), the length of a school bus (9.1m), the weight of an elephant (5 tonnes). Many books discuss the largest meat-eating dinosaur, Giganotosaurus, but this one one explains that it weighed less than 2 elephant units and had a mouth full of sharp teeth the size of bananas. Just as vivid as that verbal image is Washburn's artwork, apparently done in pastels, which creates scenes that are sometimes naturalistic, sometimes fantastic. The colourful, softly shaded illustrations might show sauropods strolling past a line of parked school buses or a single Brachiosaurus stretching his neck to the height of a pyramid of neatly balanced elephants. Well focused and very appealing. Carolyn Phelan
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(BK-9780064451826)

SKU BK-9780064451826
Barcode # 9780064451826
Brand HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Artist / Author Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, Washburn, Lucia
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 23.700m
Shipping Height 0.400m
Shipping Length 20.400m

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