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There were Dinosaurs Everywhere! By: Howard Temperley

Monday, December 17, 2012
There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History

The phenomenon of the dinosaur is one that continues to fascinate people of all ages. A fun-filled history of the many species of dinosaurs, their eras, and interesting facts about them, this book is not only informative, but funny and captivating as well. Featuring amusing and attractive illustrations, this unique edition discusses a variety of topics, from the Velociraptor and Pterodactylus to the Jurassic Era and dinosaur extinction.

Goodreads Summary

Kids love least mine did!  The illustrations are terrific –
colorful and cartoonish.  I know that mine would have asked to see more
accurate, “lifelike” pictures of the dinosaurs in this book.  Author
Temperley takes care of that curiosity too; he tells us that no one really
knows what the dinosaurs looked like.  How much did Brachiosaurs eat and
how small were their brains?  How did dinosaurs learn to fly?  Why did
they disappear?  This book had me “googling” “Incisivosaurus” – never
heard of that one.
My children usually liked rhymed stories.  I think I enjoyed reading them
the flow of the rhymes phrases more than they enjoyed listening.
Temperley and illustrator Kline turn middle school level concepts into
understandable information for younger children.  Read this fun book to
your children.  If my kids were still little, I would have asked them to
draw the animals and act out the stories on the pages.  There is so much
information here...and so much creative play that the book can inspire.

Five Stars

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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