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My Visit to the Dinosaurs Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Aliki
ISBN: 0064450201     ISBN-13: 9780064450201
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 1985
Annotation: Aliki introduces young children to dinosaurs through a visit to a natural history museum.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dinosaurs; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: 567.91
LCCN: BL 99789674
Lexile Measure: 540
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Let's-read-and-find-out Science Stage 2
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 7.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 5528
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q08148
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Dinosaurs are extinct now, but you can visit dinosaur skeletons in a museum. There you will meet Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Diplodocus and learn how they ruled the earth millions of years ago. You'll see dinosaurs with over 1,000 teeth, dinosaurs who could swim, meat-eaters and plant-eaters. And, of course, you'll meet the king of all dinosaurs, the gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1986 January)
PreS-Gr 2 Like the original edition, this book introduces young children to dinosaurs through a visit to a natural history museum. The simple text explains how paleontologists discovered dinosaur bones and reconstructed the reptiles' skeletons from their fossilized remains. Also included are brief descriptions of the more well-known dinosaurs, accompanied by full-color illustrations of the creatures as they once appeared. The text of this edition varies little from that of the earlier book. It's the new illustrations that make this revision worth purchasing; Aliki's clear, full-color pictures provide just enough detail to maintain young children's interest without confusing them. Similar in content to Parish's Dinosaur Time (Harper, 1974) and Milton's Dinosaur Days (Random, 1985), Aliki's book is slanted more toward a young listening audience rather than beginning readers. Along with Aliki's Digging Up Dinosaurs (1981) and Fossils Tell of Long Ago (1972, both Crowell), this book gives preschoolers an excellent introduction to paleontology and to the giant reptiles of long ago. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library Copyright 1985 Cahners Business Information.