Synopses & Reviews
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs left their footprints all over the earth. With each discovery of a dinosaur footprint, ichnologists—scientists who study dinosaur tracks—learn more about these ancient creatures and the world they lived in. Read and find out how to step back into history through the footprint of a dinosaur.
Amazingly, the footprints of dinosaurs that walked the Earth millions of years ago can still be seen today. Youngsters can read and find out about the astonishing discoveries scientists have made from dinosaur tracks. Full color.
About the Author
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including Dinosaur Tracks
, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal
); Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?
, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews
; and Dinosaurs Big and Small
, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award winner. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Lucia Washburn has illustrated more than a dozen books for children. Her Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books include Dinosaur Tracks, Dinosaurs Big and Small, and Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, which has illustrations that "provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes" (School Library Journal). Her other books include Look to the North by Jean Craighead George, a 1997 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner praised as "a fine addition to science collections" (ALA Booklist). When she travels, she and her family enjoy visiting the local museums to see their dinosaur collections. Being the mother of two children, she has a special fondness for Maiasaura. She lives in California with her family.