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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Review: Wow! Dinosaur

Think dinosaurs are wow? Sales in dinosaur books for children certainly tell us so - and this compendium of fossiltastic delight will surely hit the right spot for dino-fanatics.

Designed for slightly older kids (around 9 years+), younger children will also enjoy exploring the striking imagery and page layout DK does so well. Overly sensitive little ones may find images of one dinosaur chomping into another (not graphic) a tad disarming, but otherwise this is a book to suit most ages.

Divided into four sections covering World of the Dinosaurs, The Living Body, Senses and Behaviour and lastly - and I mean lastly - The End, the book takes us on a visual, informative journey through the dino family tree.

Timelines and outlines are dotted with such detailed snippets as dino stance, discovery and naming, volcanic boundaries, the effect of the ice ages, dino types, and the various worlds - Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous.

We're even treated to a peek at the dino brain, eggs and embryos, 3D vision (where the eyes are placed at a point allowing both frontal and side views) and much, much more. In fact, a boggling array of More.

Wow! Dinosaur is your one-stop shop for all things dinosaur. I guarantee your dino-lovers will be spouting a clutch of truly fascinating facts over dinner, in no time.

Title: Wow! Dinosaur
Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: DK, $24.99 RRP 
Publication Date: 20 March 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781409322320
For ages: 9+
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction

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