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Dinosaurs! the biggest, baddest, fastest, fiercest
Zimmerman, Howard.
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Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 39 cm
Presents facts about and illustrations of dinosaurs, grouped by size, speed, eating habits, and appearance.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 1.0 43780.
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QE862.D5 Z53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Here are those marvelous monsters of the Mesozoic as you've never seen them before!
In this colossal collection, you will find dinosaurs larger than houses and dinosaurs as small as cats. Dinosaurs faster than Ostriches. Dinosaurs with 12-inch claws that could rip prey in two. Feathered dinosaurs. Dinosaurs heavier than a dozen African elephants, and dinosaurs more fearsome than T.rex.
Dinosaurs! is filled with giant glorious illustrations -- over 75 paintings in all. Created by the world's artists, they capture scientists' latest way of looking at dinosaurs as fast, active, and often deadly creatures. Dinosaurs! also features art and information about new and recent discoveries from China, Africa, and South America. Details on each dinosaur family, such as the period and area in which it lived, eating habits, peculiar attributes, a pronunciation guide to all the names, plus a listing of the best places to find out more about dinosaurs on the World Wide Web are also included. Dinosaurs! is divided into easily identifiable sections. Whether you are interested in seeing the largest dinosaurs that ever lived, the fastest, or the most deadly hunters, you can turn right to your favorite monsters from the Mesozoic.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-5. With blue and yellow stripes resembling war paint, a ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex charges at readers, its wide open mouth showing fearsome teeth. A bird-like Deinonychus appears in full feathers, and a bizarre-looking Therizinosaurus is imagined with a rooster's wattle and a zebra's stripes. Because skin coloration and other details of dinosaurs' appearance are uncertain, the illustrations here present alternatives--for example, several color combinations for the Parasaurolophus. Interesting facts (gizzard stones found with the skeleton of the huge Seismosaurus suggest it had more than one stomach like a cow) are shared in the concise text, which accompanies the dramatic art showing dinosaurs in action. The oversize format allows ample room for the various illustrators' slick, exciting imaginings and enhances what is sure to be an appealing addition to library collections. --Ellen Mandel

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Dramatic illustrations of awesome dinosaurs rank this book several notches above the average. Zimmerman groups his dinosaurs mostly by physical characteristics in chapters with headings such as "The Biggest Meat Eaters," "The Strangest-Looking Dinosaurs," and "The Last Dinosaurs." There's a fair amount of information about each creature, and pronunciation guides for names like Pachycephalosaurus. The author includes facts about newly discovered animals such as the Suchomimus, a dinosaur with a huge, crocodilelike mouth. Pictures dominate, and the tall, oversized format is perfect for displaying these gigantic creatures. A towering Tyrannosaurus actually looks like it could eat 500 pounds of meat in one bite. The book often offers several artists' takes on the same animal, showing how appearance, color, and anatomy are still open to interpretation. An intriguing portrayal of some amazing creatures.- Cathryn A. Camper, formerly at Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Biggest Plant Eaters
The Biggest Meat Eaters
The Deadliest Dinosaurs
The Strangest-Looking Dinosaurs
The Spiky, Armored Dinosaurs
The Fastest, Smartest Dinosaurs
The First Dinosaurs
The Last Dinosaurs
The Earliest Discoveries
The Recent Discoveries
Dinosaurs Sites to Visit on the World Wide Web
The Major Dinosaur Groups
Dinosaur Group Portraits
Art Credits