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Title:
Oxford first book of dinosaurs
Author:
Taylor, Barbara, 1954-
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Summary:
A simple presentation of the habitat, life cycle, eating habits, and major groupings of dinosaurs.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 1.0 64443.
ISBN:
9780195218473
Format :
Book

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Summary

Enter the exciting, prehistoric world of the dinosaur with Oxford First Book of Dinosaurs, an awe-inspiring look at the creatures that roamed the Earth before humans. Discover how dinosaurs lived, what they looked like, where they lived, how they behaved, and why they died. Learn howdinosaurs hunted, how they had their young, how fast or slow they moved, and how animals still in existence today are like dinosaurs --and how they are different. Filled with spectacular full-color photos and illustrations, Oxford First Book of Dinosaurs includes fun-filled activities foryoungsters, interesting, little-known facts, and an entertaining trivia section called "Dinosaur Detective."


Author Notes

Barbara Taylor is a prolific and award-winning writer of children's books on natural history.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Full-color photographs, illustrations and manageable chunks of information presented in large print make the Oxford First Book of Dinosaurs by Barbara Taylor a solid choice for aspiring paleontologists. Insets encourage children to "look closer" (e.g., a cutaway view of a bird-hipped vs. lizard-hipped dinosaur), while activities foster understanding. The volume closes with a "Dinosaur Detective Quiz," glossary, index and pronunciation guide. ( Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This slim, oversized, highly pictorial work will certainly attract readers with its eye-catching cover, colorful illustrations, and abbreviated text in large type. Divided into two-page chapters ("Defense," "Meat-eaters," "Dromaeosaurs," etc.), the book is approachable, and the simple text provides enough basic information to satisfy neophyte dinophiles. Less detailed than but similar in appearance to Michael Benton's Dinosaurs (Kingfisher, 1998) and geared to a younger audience than David Lambert's dramatic DK Guide to Dinosaurs (DK, 2000) or Paul Willis's Dinosaurs (Reader's Digest, 1999), it will serve to freshen up the 567.9s and briefly cheer up youngsters who have read and reread all the other dino books on this level.-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.