Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht PennerDinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner

Dinosaur Babies

byLucille Recht PennerIllustratorPeter Barrett

Reinforced Library Binding | June 24, 2014

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A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.
With revised illustrations reflecting our new understanding of dinosaurs, this updated Science Reader is as scientifically accurate today—and as easy to read—as when it was first published in 1991. An ideal introduction to some of the most fascinating babies of all time, this Step 2 book is perfect for young dinosaur fans who can read with help. The hatching of eggs, dinosaur parenting, and the hazards faced by prehistoric young’uns are all here in this accessible look at a perennially popular subject.

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Title:Dinosaur BabiesFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.28 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:067991207X

ISBN - 13:9780679912071

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 6


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but a few technical gaffs Normally the Step Into Reading books are impeccable. My daughter and I have read many of the science and nature related books from this series from all 5 levels and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one is interesting in that it explores dinosaur babies--what they were like, what they ate, how they hatched, and how we have found them as fossils. Where this book fails a bit is in the details: One picture shows a mother Maiasaura bringing leaves for hatchlings to eat. In all probability, Maiasaura hatchlings would not have been able to eat or digest leaves. Maiasauras probably fed their young prechewed or predigested plant matter. There is good evidence that some species of Tyrannosaur were feathered, but the babies shown here are not. Deinonychus was definitely feathered, but is shown here as a green scaly lizard. Pteranodons are shown flying in a scene with a Tyrannosaur, but these two creatures did not exist at the same time. The last Pteranodon died out 2 Million years before the first Tyrannosaur evolved. Triceratops are shown living in badlands; however, they actually . lived in open wood-land with flowering plants and conifers. The animals would surely have starved to death in the terrain in which this book depicts them living. If you read this book with your child, you can take the opportunity to discuss how sometimes authors and illustrators make mistakes. Below are some Step Into Reading books that we really enjoy and that are not plagued by errors of fact...
Date published: 2008-05-07

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of baby dinosaurs.

Editorial Reviews

"An appealing title that should be popular with dinosaur enthusiasts."--School Library Journal.