This informative and engaging nonfiction picture book, created with font and dialogue balloons that give it an accessible, comics-like style, is sure to captivate young dinosaur fans with the facts and history behind dinosaurs and their feathery modern relatives: birds. The narrator's voice strikes a straightforward yet droll tone ("It was the end of the Cretaceous period and the age of the dinosaurs. OR WAS IT?"). Intricately detailed illustrations depict dinosaurs and birds as pin-eyed, crosshatched, and richly colored beings, providing engrossing accompaniments to the text, while speech bubbles add comedy ("Yum! Fried dinosaur!" says a scientist holding a chicken leg). Hand this to up-and-coming paleontologists as well as kids who are curious about the Earth's gradual development. Back matter includes a timeline depicting highlights of avian history. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 07/30/2020 Release date: 10/01/2020 Genre: Children's
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