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Dinosaurs from Head to Tail
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Stacey Roderick Stacey Roderick
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Dinosaurs from Head to Tail

Stacey Roderick Stacey Roderick Kwanchai Moriya


9781771380447

Kids Can Press


Rocks, minerals & fossils


Hardback

36 pages

$26.99
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From one dinosaur's head to another's tail, this informational picture book challenges readers to guess which prehistoric creature each of eight different body parts belongs to. (For example, ?

What dinosaur had claws like this ) For each question, the answer is given on the following spread, with an overview that includes the name of the dinosaur, an illustration of the entire animal in its habitat and facts about the featured body part, such as why it looked the way it did and how scientists believe it was used.

The colorful and eye-catching collage illustrations by Kwanchai Moriya offer a unique and friendly approach to the ever-popular subject of dinosaurs. The creatures are a mix of the popular (Tyrannosaurus) and the lesser-known (Therizinosaurus) and allow children the satisfaction of guessing some correctly while learning about others. A pronunciation guide accompanies the first mention of each dinosaur's name. There is also a bonus spread at the end of the book containing a quick look at seven more intriguing dinosaurs. Balancing a captivating picture book experience with just the right level of information, it is an ideal bridge between a basic concept book and a detailed encyclopedic book. It would work perfectly in a group lesson on prehistoric creatures or on animal bodies, with the highly engaging, interactive guessing-game component providing a way of enlivening the classroom discussion. It could also be used individually by higher-level readers as an interesting nonfiction choice or a reference book.

By:   Stacey Roderick
Illustrated by:   Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
Imprint:   Kids Can Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 229mm, 
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9781771380447
ISBN 10:   1771380446
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   August 2015
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Kwanchai Moriya is an illustrator and painter. He was born in New York and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He completed his education with a degree in History from the University of California and a degree in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design. Kwanchai lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


A fine choice for a basic introduction to dinosaurs that engages and informs young listeners.--School Library Journal Adorable and fun, this will likely please budding paleontologists.--Booklist Bright collage illustration and a pronunciation key will provide young dinosaur lovers from ages 3 to 7 a fun start to learning.--The Calgary Herald Perfect for the dino-kid in your house.--Globe and Mail This brightly colored book will be read and reread ... the details presented will be memorized and gleefully shared with younger siblings.--CM Magazine ... [an] appealing guessing game of a book ...--The New York Times Perfect for the dino-kid in your house. Globe and Mail ... [an] appealing guessing game of a book ... The New York Times

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