The news is good, when handled by an award-winning writer whose previous works set new standards for nonfiction books for children. Addressing her work to readers already well-versed in the literature of dinosaurs, Lauber has compiled an involving update that incorporates the latest scientific research on dinosaurs. Questions kids and scientists ask are posed and answered in the updated ``News'' sections. Did dinosaurs drag their tails or hold them up? What are Sauropods? Did dinosaurs ignore their young? What killed the dinosaurs? The informative text is amplified by dramatic full-color artwork by noted paleontologists and science illustrators. Always respectful of children's natural curiosity and intellect, Lauber actively engages them in the process of research and manages to convey the excitement of discovery. Written by a master, this is a sure-fire choice for dinosaur fans. Ages 6-10. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989 Release date: 03/01/1989 Genre: Children's
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