cover image Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur Bones

Aliki. Crowell, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-690-04549-9

The latest Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book is written in the lively and informative style of Aliki's Digging Up Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs Are Different, with the added personal perspective of My Visit to the Dinosaurs. Here Aliki helps children understand that our knowledge of dinosaurs began less than 200 years ago, when Mary Ann Mantell discovered fossilized dinosaur teeth in a pile of rocks near an English quarry. The major findings of other scientists are included as well. Aliki has a perfect sense of just which details will most delight her readers: dinosaur footprints, a banquet held inside a life-size dinosaur model. Full-color illustrations of curious, questioning people and their discoveries make a treasure hunt of this fact-filled volume. Ages 4-8. (February)