Recommended Age : 7 and Up.
The ultimate gift for dinosaur-loving kids ages 7 and up! With fun text and colorful illustrations, paleontologist Jon Tennant explains the anatomy, habitat, and diet of 12 dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic eras and then provides pop-out pieces of their skeletons for kids to assemble into stand-up paper models. However, the pieces are mixed up! Before the puzzles can be completed, kids must apply their new knowledge about the dinosaurs to figure out which pieces go together. Kids will love the challenge of sorting out which bones belong to which dinosaur — just like real paleontologists do!
Our Review –
It is no secret that Aarya LOVES Dinosaurs and his favorite Dinosaur is the Triceratops. He also made up a story about a Superhero Triceratop whose powers include lightening coming out of its 3 horns. So I do not ever pass up an opportunity to get a Dinosaur book! We have a good collection and this non – fiction title is an awesome addition to our collection.
I am a very recent Dino-fan, so I know almost nothing about the Dinosaur time, habitat… nothing at all. This book with its wonderful pictures explains everything you and your child would like to know about Dinosaurs and there time on earth.
What were Dinosaurs?
What are Fossils?
What do Paleontologists do?
Questions like these and much more are explained and discussed with Gorgeous pictures of Dinosaurs! The Fossils pictures feature all the real images from the sites where these fossils were first seen! Loads of information is packed in to these pages and I just absolutely love the format and the pictures. Which kid doesn’t want to be paleontologist? With a field guide featuring 12 awesome Dinosaurs (including Triceratiop!), the author shares a fun way to scientifically identify the fossils and be a paleontologist!
The best part of the book is the above field guide for sure! I am sure your kids favorite Dinosaur would make the list which include T-Rex, Stegosaurus and the likes! The guide includes information about the ‘meaning of there name’, body anatomy, the era they were from, the group they belonged to, there length, the place they were found and there fossils! A 2 page layout has all this info packed with images of the dinosaurs, it is Gorgeous!
But wait that’s not all. What could be better than the field guide? Why? Being a Paleontologist, of course!
Kids will LOVE going on a Dinosaur DIG. The book includes easy to cut, cut-outs of Dinosaur fossils of ALL the 12 Dinos. The little Paleontologists then use the field guide to identify the fossils. This makes me wish I had a physical copy of this book!
What else??? Once you are done identifying all the pieces, you can BUILD YOUR OWN MODEL DINOSAUR! Yes, there is a step-by step instruction on how to use the fossils to build the model dinosaurs (all 12 of them).
To say that we absolutely loved this book, is an understatement. At 4.5 years, Aarya loved this book and wanted to re-read it with me loads of times. 6+ crowd will be able o read and do the activities on there own (except for cutting in some cases)
My only regret – Not having the physical copy. This book would make an awesome gift for your Dino loving, hoping to be a Paleontologist one day kiddo in your life!
Thanks to Netgalley.com for my copy of the eBook for review.