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Extreme Dinosaurs! Q&A (Smithsonian Q & A (Children's Paperback))

Extreme Dinosaurs! Q&A (Smithsonian Q & A (Children's Paperback))
Author: Sarah L. Thomson
ISBN 13: 9780060899677
ISBN 10: 60899670
Edition: N/A
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
List Price: $6.99

Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book

Meet a Smithsonian Specialist

See fabulous close-up photos

Read extremely fun facts about dinosaurs

Children's Literature

This book was written for young readers with little prior knowledge of dinosaurs. From it, they will learn basic information, such as the difference between a plant eater and a meat eater, what a fossil is, and where they are found. There are also correct pronunciations for particular dinosaur names located on several pages. Through the question and answer format, the reader will learn many interesting facts which will help them to explore even deeper into the world of dinosaurs. Soon, our young dinosaur researchers will have the basic knowledge and vocabulary used by paleontologists, so they can dig deeper into why scientists believe asteroids killed the dinosaurs by surfing the Smithsonian site or accessing other suggested links mentioned throughout the book. Here is an example of how old world text-publishing links with new world Internet technology to bring a more broad and fascinating world to readers. For its suggested audience, the Smithsonian nailed the appropriate format, providing action-packed photos, mesmerizing captions, and large, simple copy. Two things make this book different from other reference books. One is the Meet the Paleontologist section, in which Dr. Matthew Carrano answers questions ranging from what he does to why he does it. The other is the Fun Facts section at the end of the book that tells about the Smithsonian and Natural History museums. Reviewer: Julia Beiker