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Deinocheirus and Other Big, Fierce Dinosaurs
This title covers these subjects: Dinosaurs., Prehistoric animals., Deinocheirus.
Deinocheirus and Other Big, Fierce Dinosaurs
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Deinocheirus and Other Big, Fierce Dinosaurs

Some of the world's dinosaurs used their large size, powerful jaws, and ferocious attacks to terrorize or fend off other creatures. Find out how these big, fierce dinosaurs ruled their prehistoric world.

 
Dewey567.912
  
Reading LevelGrades K-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
GRLL
ATOS Level4.3
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #120251
  
  
ISBN978-1-4048-9943-8
PublisherPicture Window Books
Copyright2008
  
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price
$39.99
 


 
 

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Chris Newsham

"Written by dinosaur expert Dougal Dixon, this addition to the “Dinosaur Find” series examines the general characteristics of Deinocherirus and seven other large dinosaurs, as well as how they lived in the prehistoric world and what they have in common with today’s animals. While the other books in this series tend to highlight lesser-know species, readers will be familiar with at least two of the dinosaurs in this book, the Allosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each two-page spread introduces a new dinosaur, and one page 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, Dixon explains that “[a]s Cryolophosarus once did, the python may have to wait awhile for its next meal.” and “[l]ike Deinocheirus once did, the grizzly bear can kill with its big claws.” 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 when they appear 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

January 1, 2008

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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