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Title:
Dinosaur babies
Author:
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
33 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Describes the parenting habits of the Maiasaura, a dinosaur whose way of raising children bore similarities to that of birds.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
770 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 0.5 36227.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 2 Quiz: 21866 Guided reading level: M.
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ISBN:
9780060271411

9780064451628
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Did dinosaur parents protect their young? Or were the babies left on their own in a world of giants?

In a fresh new look at an always-popular subject, Dinosaur Babies reveals the latest discoveries about the lives of the littlest dinosaurs. Learn how to make your own fossil on the "Find Out More" page!


Author Notes

Kathleen Zoehfeld is a writer and editor of nonfiction children's books. She grew up in the Catskill Mountains, where she developed a passion for observing, reading and writing about nature.

Zoehfeld is a former children's book editor and an award-winning author of many books for young people on natural history and scientific topics.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. This volume from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series explains how scientists use fossils to answer questions about dinosaurs. Examining the fossil remains of Maiasaura and Oviraptor nests, they make deductions about the nurturing characteristics of these dinosaurs and compare them with reptile and bird species today. Many teachers and parents will welcome the book's emphasis on how scientists make their educated guesses as a good antidote to the more common practice of presenting guesswork and theory as fact. Washburn's beautifully shaded pastel illustrations, using glowing other-worldy colors, create eye-catching scenes. The title is catchy and the presentation is good; a fine book for dinosaur fans. --Carolyn Phelan


Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-This easy-to-read series entry will be welcomed with deserved delight by young dinophiles. It is primarily a study of Maiasaura or "good mother lizards," whose parenting capabilities have been well documented by field discoveries and museum research under the auspices of Dr. John "Jack" Horner. Soft illustrations in tones of salmon, blues, and lavenders provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes and keep pace with the text as it explains what scientists know about these creatures' nesting and parenting behaviors (with a side look at Oviraptor and a mention of Troodon). Both text and illustrations have been "vetted" by Dr. Horner for accuracy and adherence to his interpretations. The book concludes with instructions for creating a "fossil" egg or bone from eggshells and plaster of Paris. Unfortunately, proper disposal instructions are not provided for any unused portions of the mixture. This title is easier for the read-alone set than Dr. Horner's own Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up (Museum of the Rockies, 1998), far less demanding than Mark A. Norell and Lowell Dingus's A Nest of Dinosaurs: The Story of Oviraptor (Doubleday, 1999), and a most welcome addition to the ever-popular 567.9s.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4 This easy-to-read series entry will be welcomed with deserved delight by young dinophiles. It is primarily a study of Maiasaura or "good mother lizards," whose parenting capabilities have been well documented by field discoveries and museum research under the auspices of Dr. John "Jack" Horner. Soft illustrations in tones of salmon, blues, and lavenders provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes and keep pace with the text as it explains what scientists know about these creatures' nesting and parenting behaviors (with a side look at Oviraptor and a mention of Troodon). Both text and illustrations have been "vetted" by Dr. Horner for accuracy and adherence to his interpretations. The book concludes with instructions for creating a "fossil" egg or bone from eggshells and plaster of Paris. Unfortunately, proper disposal instructions are not provided for any unused portions of the mixture. Easier for the read-alone set than Dr. Horner's own Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up (Museum of the Rockies, 1998), far less demanding than Mark A. Norell and Lowell Dingus's A Nest of Dinosaurs: The Story of Oviraptor (Doubleday, 1999), and a most welcome addition to the ever-popular 567.9s. Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.