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Chungkingosaurus and Other Plated Dinosaurs
This title covers these subjects: Dinosaurs., Prehistoric animals., Chungkingosaurus., Ornithischia.
Chungkingosaurus and Other Plated Dinosaurs
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Chungkingosaurus and Other Plated Dinosaurs

Many dinosaurs from around the world had plates attached to their backs. Some of their plates were as small as a dime, while others were as large as the lid of a trash can. Learn how they used their plates to survive.

Reading LevelGrades K-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
Lexile LevelIG600L
ATOS Level4.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #120250
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter - Chris Newsham

"Written by dinosaur expert Dougal Dixon, this addition to the "Dinosaur Find" series examines the general characteristics of Chungkingosaurus and seven other plated dinosaurs, as well as how they lived in the prehistoric world and what they have in common with today's animals. Each two-page spread introduces a new dinosaur, and one of the pages is dedicated to the illustrators' rendering of that species in its natural surroundings. A caption on each picture page adds additional facts that are not found in the text. For each dinosaur, Dixon provides the pronunciation, an indication of whether it is a meat-eater or plant-eater, and a paragraph of information about that species. Although the book is intended for grades K-3, the text is written at a level that will be better understood by a slightly older child. A size comparison chart on each two-page spread shows a silhouette of the dinosaur next to that of a chicken, an adult person, or an elephant. A picture of a modern-day animal with a caption relating it to the dinosaur, helps the reader see similarities between the two. For example, we learn that "[t]he modern hedgehog can defend itself against attackers by using its spikes, just like Lexovisaurus once did" and that "[l]ike Stegosaurus once had, the modern alligator lizard has neck armor." The book contains a table of contents, an index and a glossary, which would be easier to use if the words contained in the glossary were bolded in the text. For further research, we are referred to the FactHound website and given a code to type in. This publisher maintained website offers a safe and reliable way to find other websites related to topics introduced in each book. While school librarians may not choose to buy the whole series, they might select a few from the series for their collections. These books are sure to be appreciated by early school-age dinosaur enthusiasts." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter

January 3, 2009

Dougal Dixon

Dougal Dixon

Dougal Dixon has written more than 120 books, including many on dinosaurs, fossils, and Earth science subjects. Since 1980, Dougal has been a full-time freelance writer and editor. He enjoys researching out in the field. In 2004, he spent time in Montana excavating a Stegosaurus skeleton. His books have won the Times Educational Supplement, Primary School Book Award for Science in 1996, the Helen Roney Sattler Award from the Dinosaur Society in 1993, and the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award in 1993. Dougal lives in Wareham in Dorset, England, with his wife Jean. He has two children, Gavin and Lindsay.

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