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Title:
Hard-headed dinosaurs
Author:
Birch, Robin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea Clubhouse Books, a division of Chelsea House Publishers, 2003.

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Describes the appearance, eating habits, and habitat of hard-headed dinosaurs, including Pachycephalosaurus, Psittacosaurus, Triceratops, Styracosaurus, and Pachyrhinosaurus.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Dinosaurs -- Hard heads -- Pachycephalosaurus -- Psittacosaurus -- Triceratops -- Styracosaurus -- Pachyrhinosaurus -- Names and their meanings.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 59097.
ISBN:
9780791070512
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

1. This series explores dinosaurs by grouping them according to common physical features. The first five books each introduce readers to five different dinosaurs and describe how they looked, what they ate, and how they lived. The Relative of Dinosaurs features five swimming or flying reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs.2. A simple diagram with each chapter shows the size of the dinosaur or relative compared to the size of a human.3. A pronunciation of the dinosaur or relative's name is included in each chapter, and information at the back of each book explains the meaning of these names.4. Interiors feature illustrations, photographs, or simple diagrams on every page, plus an easy-to-read font that mimics the letterforms that early elementary students are taught to print. Increased spacing between words supports early readers' recognition of word units; in addition, increased spacing between lines helps new readers keep their place.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Simplistic books on prehistoric animals constructed to meet some basic informational needs for neophyte dinophiles, and to provide additional fodder for a whole-language science curriculum. Similar in scope to the entries in the "Buddy Book" series (ABDO), and to the far handsomer "Discovering Dinosaurs" series (Bridgestone), each of these titles includes numerous color photos (many with superimposed art); an introduction with basic generic data; five examples of the genre featured, touching on food, size, etc.; and meanings of saurian nomenclature. No global location maps or time lines are provided. The texts are readable, if terse, while some of the pictures and photo "backgrounds" appear in more than one title.-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.


Excerpts

Excerpts

This book looks at the hard-headed dinosaurs. These plant eating dinosaurs likely used their especially tough heads to fight each other and to fend off predators. New readers will be fascinated as they learn about the Pachycephalosaurus, Psittacosaurus, Triceratops, Styracosaurus, and Pachyrhinosaurus in this colorful, easy-to-read title. Excerpted from Hard-Headed Dinosaurs by Robin Birch All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.