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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Review: Dinosaur A to Z

Do you know a dinosaur enthusiast? If you do, you need to get this book.

Dinosaur A to Z is a fantastic non-fiction and super kid-friendly book filled with amazing facts about 100 dinosaurs from around the world.

Author Dustin Growick has made the book so accessible for kids. There’s a ‘how this book works’ page to help kids explore the information, colour codes and picture keys, a ‘dino file’ with quick facts, an index and a glossary.

There are facts galore about dinosaur features, eating habits, habitats and behaviour, but there are three awesome and unique bits of information that I think make this book stand out.

1. Dinosaur A to Z includes dinosaurs that aren’t dinosaurs at all — the ones most of us thought were dinosaurs (like pterodactyls) but actually aren't. Whenever one of these creatures appears, the book tells you with a big ‘not a dinosaur’ stamp, and, importantly, an explanation of why the creature isn’t a dinosaur is always included.

2. All the dinosaurs are illustrated so they are accurately in proportion to each other. This means kids will get a real feel for their size. For the really big dinosaurs, sometimes you only see their legs, and if a dinosaur is really long, it will stretch across several pages. It looks very cool!

3. Learning a dinosaur’s size compared to other dinosaurs is awesome, but Dinosaur A to Z goes one step further and includes animals you’ll be familiar with as a comparison. Silhouettes of children, wolves, lions and more are included to help kids see just how amazingly big some of these beasts were.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Dinosaur A to Z also comes with an amazing dinosaur poster that any dinosaur fan would absolutely adore.

This is a fabulous book to add to your collection, and it’s a must have for any dinosaur lover. It would make a fabulous gift for Christmas or an awesome surprise, just because.

If you’re looking for a dinosaur book, I highly recommend Dinosaur A to Z.

Title: Dinosaur A to Z
Author: Dustin Growick
Publisher: DK, $35
Publication Date: 2 October 2017
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780241283875
For ages: 3+
Type: Non-fiction, Information Book