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by Christopher Maynard

Free eBook The Best Book of Dinosaurs download ISBN: 0753451166
Author: Christopher Maynard
Publisher: Kingfisher; Gift edition (April 15, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 33
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Animals
Size MP3: 1572 mb
Size FLAC: 1478 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: doc mbr lit mobi

Series: The Best Book of. Paperback: 32 pages. My 3 year old son loves this book. He is really into dinosaurs and this book is a great addition to his collection.

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Good intro/overview of dinosaurs. com User, October 18, 2001. This frothy little book features small, easy to follow descriptions of how dinosaurs may have lived and looked.

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Grab your backpack and prepare to travel 65 million years into the past where an incredible variety of terrifying dinosaurs herd, lurk, or chomp their way through the vegetation. Startlingly powerful illustrations, informative captions, and a lively narrative reveal the exciting details of how dinosaurs lived -- whether it's a herd of Maiasaura mothers guarding their hatchlings from raiders, or a T-Rex ambushing a hapless Edmontosaurus, or scientists piecing together fossils in the search for clues about the dinosaurs' extinction. This information-packed picturebook makes an exciting gift and is a gripping introduction to the creatures that capture kids' imaginations. Includes a helpful illustrated glossary, index and pronunciation guide.
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In my experience, when a non-fiction dino book is given a superlative title, it's being set up for failure. As far as I know, only 1 such book lives up to its title & Maynard's "The Best Book of Dinosaurs" (henceforth BB) is definitely NOT it or even just decent in its own right.* In this review, I list the 3 main reasons why I think that is.

1) BB's life reconstructions are mostly not-so-good. Those by Kirk are as good as it gets in BB, while those by Forsey are as bad as it gets: In reference to Kirk, the ornithischians & Barosaurus are depicted with too many claws; Otherwise, the dinos are mostly accurate for the time & completely awesome for all time (E.g. See the Deinonychus on the back cover, which have tiger stripes & a lightning storm background); In reference to Forsey, I've already said everything I have to say about him in my Wonder review (I.e. "Wonder's more realistic reconstructions": https://www.amazon.com/review/RGU1QQZ5DR8A5/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv ); Unfortunately, most of BB's life reconstructions are by Forsey. Those by Field fall somewhere in between, but more towards Forsey (E.g. See the Triceratops on the front cover, which have cartoonishly angry eyes & 4 clawed fingers per hand).

2) BB is a confusing mess in terms of organization. There isn't even an Introduction. BB just begins with a chapter about baby dinos & continues with no logical transitions or flow between the chapters.

3) BB fails to cover many dino-related subjects & those that are covered are done so in an insufficient manner:** Sometimes, it simplifies things to the point of being meaningless; This is especially apparent in the chapter about the dino extinction because 1) the main text explains nothing about the science behind the dino extinction story, & 2) the sidebar text needlessly re-tells said story; Other times, it's just plain wrong; This is especially apparent in said chapter because it's claimed that 1) the asteroid "hit Earth in Central America" (Last I checked, Mexico =/= Central America), & 2) only "some scientists think that dinosaurs were the ancestors of modern birds" (Quoting Witmer from a 1995 book: "There are so many derived similarities between birds and these Deinonychus-like theropod dinosaurs that most paleontologists today believe birds are theropod dinosaurs!").

*By "1 such book", I mean Holtz's "Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages" ("Dinosaurs" for short).

**By "many", I mean half of all the dino-related subjects a decent introduction to dinos would cover. Using Gardom/Milner's "The Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs" as a guide, BB fails to cover "The dinosaur world", "Getting about", "Living animals", "Dinosaurs and people", & "Dinosaurs and birds".
I bought this book for my young son who loves dinosaurs, Somewhat Disappointed with this book. I was very skeptical due to the limited # of pages, and sure enough, we were. For a few bucks more, your better buying a more illustrative books with captions than a small book with decent illustrations. My son has about 20 dinosaur books and this is not part of his reading rotation. Spend a few $'s more and get a hardcover book with illustrations (which is what a young kid would want to look at).
I bought this book for a 4 yr old great grand daughter. She is a smart kid and really likes the book. I don't know how she got into dinosaurs but she has several books about them. This is one of her favorites. She can now identify them and describe the ones in this book.
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This book was a bit of a disappointment only due to size. We expected it to be a bit bigger as smaller children like a larger book with many pictures. The content is good. It is a good book for the price and geared for an older child.
ordered this book for my 8 year old for christmas. I love the size...easy to hold. The pictures are colorful and the context informative. Shipping quick-within 2 days and packaged great.
Got this for my granddaughter, 10, who wants to be a paleantologist when she grows up. Very good pictures and lots of info.
very good
Good book