As if my son wasn't mad enough about dinosaurs, the resent Planet Dinosaur series on the BBC has simply added to his obsession. He has an entire shelf of books about dinosaurs, but really it seems you can't ever have enough books on dinosaurs! This is the National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, and Amazon have reduced it to £6.50. That's half the RRP of £12.99.
This book is described as a dinosaur reference for children that includes every dinosaur ever discovered (some are known by only a single tooth or bone) and features 75 dinosaurs that scientists have sufficient information about to go into detail.
The book is broken into sections by period: Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous. It includes spreads on individual dinosaurs, features such as How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, How We Know How They Acted, Dinosaur Discoverers, Great Dinosaur Goofs, How a Fossil Is Made, and Things We Might Never Know About Dinosaurs.
Every dinosaur also has a fact box including information such as Scientific name, Discoverer, Length, Place and date of discovery (or discoveries), Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. In short, this book includes everything a young fact hound needs to lord it over his or her parents and teachers, all beautifully and accessibly presented.
I'm wondering if it might be a good Christmas present for son's teacher - I'm sure she could do with a little bit of help deciphering what he and his friends are going on about half the time!
Thanks to Plum at HUKD!