Synopses & Reviews
This large book will make a big impression on kids, packed as it is with color illustrations and fascinating information about the many different members of the dinosaur family that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Better yet, the illustrations give young readers a sense of various dinosaurs' actual size by presenting scientifically accurate life-size pictures of different body parts. Each spread is devoted to a particular type of dinosaur, showing illustrations of bones and skeletons, as well as pictures of what those great beasts looked like when they were alive. Picture captions and copy blocks provide information about each dinosaur--its size, the location of major fossil finds, descriptions of how the dinosaur hunted and what it ate, and the prehistoric period during which it lived. One illustration in each spread is actual life size. For example, in the dramatic spread that profiles the Coelophysis dinosaur--a carnivorous biped that was 9.8 feet from nose to tail--an actual life-size picture of the animal's head makes an impressive central display, surrounded by smaller illustrations and fact boxes. Most of the spreads cover two pages, but several extra-large spreads include gatefolds, and expand to double size.
Discover the most terrifying and fascinating dinosaurs that dominated land, air, and sea millions of years ago. Observe details of these monsters in true life-size illustrations, and check out the amazing facts and figures that describe the dinosaurs in detail. Filled with eye-popping images, this marvelous book shows you the awesome true scale of some of the most amazing creatures ever to inhabit our planet--dinosaurs!
Gatefolds show you the actual size of many dinosaur features!
"Discover how big they really were"--Cover.