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Dinosaurs: The Bare Bones!    by Simon Basher & Dan Green order for
by Simon Basher
Order:  USA  Can
Kingfisher, 2012 (2012)
Hardcover, Softcover
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Part of the Basher Basics series of books, this handy little guide is packed full of amazing creatures and fun facts that will broaden your child's knowledge of dinosaurs.

In some dino books the illustrations can be a little scary for preschoolers and timid readers. Since this book features only cartoon like art of the prehistoric animals, they should not create a problem with children who might be put off by a more realistic portrayal of the mighty beasts.

Each single page look at a specific dinosaur is written in first person. At the top of the page are a few important facts about the featured dino. That is followed by the first person paragraph and then, at the bottom of the page, additional information like how to pronounce the creature's name, when it lived, what its name means, and how large it was.

The book is divided into categories such as Veggie Munchers, High-flyers, and Water Lovers. For a quick overview of dinosaurs and some salient facts about them, this guide works nicely and won't give younger paleontologists nightmares! The book also comes with a colorful poster that can be detached and placed on the child's bedroom wall.

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