Synopses & Reviews
Not every prehistoric creature is a dinosaur! Long, long ago, many strange beasts roamed the Earthandmdash;and this delightful picture book, based on the Halls of Fossil Vertebrates at the renowned American Museum of Natural History, tells their story. Fun, fact-filled verses introduce 16 animalsandmdash;eleven that are not dinosaurs, five that areandmdash;creating an irresistible guessing game about who the subject might be. Meet the Smilodon (a saber-toothed cat), the woolly mammoth, the prehistoric shark, and other creatures.
"This oversize ABC board book, created in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, features bold primary colors and realistic digital depictions of dinosaurs. Each dinosaur appears in mid-motion: a baryonyx, with tiny ridges running from head to tail, catches a fish in its mouth; an oviraptor with a hammerhead crouches over its nest; and a velociraptor's plumed tail sweeps underneath a blue letter V. An appended alphabetical listing of each dinosaur offers speculation and trivia: 'The dangerous horns on Pentaceratops's head were used to ward off attack.' A good pick for junior dino-maniacs. Ages 2 5. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
From Apatosaurus to Zupaysaurus, the 26 dinosaur friends in this oversized board book will enchant preschoolers and help them learn their ABCs. Developed in conjunction with paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History, it features extra-large letters; bright, detailed illustrations of the dinos (many on display in the museum); information about each creature; and an embossed tactile cover that feels like bumpy dinosaur skin!
From egg-laying Aphids to the striped Zebra Longwing Butterfly, these colorful creatures will fascinate preschoolers. Developed together with experts at the American Museum of Natural History, ABC Insects introduces beetles, butterflies, flies, moths, and more, all straight from the famed museum's displays. With its extra-large letters, eye-catching photos, and fun facts on every page, this board book is a sure kid pleaser!
What strange thing has been found underground? A really cool dinosaur bone! Kids can discover exactly what a fossil is, how theyand#39;re cleaned and protected, and how scientists study them to learn more about these prehistoric creatures. At the end, a really long foldout presents a complete dinosaur skeleton to see!
From Anemone to Zooplankton, this big, colorful board bookand#8212;developed with the American Museum of Natural Historyand#8212;will enchant and educate children! Filled with eye-catching photos of 26 sea animals, it features fun facts about each creature even as it teaches the ABCs. Kids will love meeting the great white shark, jellyfish, narwhal, octopus, vampire squid, and more!
About the Author
Theand#160;American Museum of Natural Historyand#160;in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes,and#160;more than 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research.and#160;It is also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York Stateandrsquo;s official memorial to its thirty-third governor and the nationandrsquo;s twenty-sixth president, and a tribute to Rooseveltand#39;s enduring legacy of conservation.and#160;Approximately 5 million people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the worldand#39;s largestand#160;collectionand#160;of dinosaur fossils, or visit online atand#160;www.amnh.org.