Buster Hunts for Dinosaurs: Postcards from Buster
Little, Brown & Co., 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
uster Hunts for Dinosaurs
is one in a
Postcards from Buster
series of books based on the PBS television show. This one - aimed at
Level 1 Reading
- begins with a simple glossary of some of the less familiar words inside, like
, as well as a
page on Utah.
hen we meet Buster practicing his roars, before setting out on a trip with his dad to dinosaur country and the Dinosaur National Monument. In between pages on the story of the trip are Buster's postcards home, telling his friends the things he is learning - like the fact that an ocean once covered Utah.
his excellent series combines the familiarity of Buster and his friends with fact-finding adventures. Books are offered at three levels of reading -
with recognizable words and simple sentences;
with an increased vocabulary and longer sentences; and
with more complex stories.
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