|Dinosaurs : fact and fable|
Author: Simon, Seymour
Learn what we know about dinosaurs, what we still don't know, and about the amazing new dinosaur discoveries being made every single day.
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/20)
School Library Journal (11/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2020 Gr 3–6—Simon shares the newest facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and paleontologists. The book begins with the first discovery of dinosaurs and then describes how the definition of a dinosaur has changed over time. The first fossil hunters are briefly discussed, including Mary Anning. Simon explains how computerized tomography scans (CT) provide a three-dimensional look into the internal parts of fossils. CT scans have changed what scientists originally believed about dinosaurs, prompting new discoveries. The text also examines the Brontosaurus vs. Apatosaurus debate. Scientists originally thought the Brontosaurus fossils were the same as another dinosaur group called Apatosaurus. However, a new study published in 2015 revealed that the two fossils were different enough to be classified as separate groups. Brief paragraphs focusing on some of the most popular dinosaurs are featured, such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. Every page offers fascinating facts that will satisfy even the most die-hard dinosaur lover. The full-color illustrations, photos, graphs, and maps enhance and clarify the text. Glossary words are highlighted throughout. An index and further reading suggestions are included. VERDICT Purchase if your dinosaur collection needs an update.—V. Lynn Christiansen, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elem. Sch., Raleigh, NC - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.