cover image Shadow of the Dinosaurs

Shadow of the Dinosaurs

Dennis Nolan. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-82974-1

Dennis Nolan weaves real-life dino facts into Shadow of the Dinosaurs, a fictional account of a family camping trip turned prehistoric adventure. In this follow-up to Dinosaur Dreams, the titular Dachshund digs up an unusual bone. As his owner sleeps, Shadow is swept up into a world transformed. Throughout, Nolan names the dinosaurs the dog encounters while realistic illustrations depict their wanderings. Opening pages picture the prehistoric creatures' silhouettes labeled with their name, pronunciation and length. ( Nov.)