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Digging Up Dinosaurs Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Aliki
ISBN: 0064450783     ISBN-13: 9780064450782
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: October 1988
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Annotation: With an updated text and brand-new, full-color illustrations, this book offers children an introduction to the various types of dinosaurs and then discusses how scientists work together to uncover and preserve fossilized bones.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dinosaurs; Juvenile literature.
Dinosaurs.
Fossils.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science | Archaeology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature
Dewey: 567.9
LCCN: bl2009027262
Lexile Measure: 490
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Let's-read-and-find-out Science
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 8.75" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 9763
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q03081
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
How did those enormous dinosaur skeletons get inside the museum?

Long ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Then, suddenly, they died out. For thousands of years, no one knew these giant creatures had ever existed. Then people began finding fossils -- bones and teeth and footprints that had turned to stone. Today, teams of experts work together to dig dinosaur fossils out of the ground, bone by fragile bone. Then they put the skeletons together again inside museums, to look just like the dinosaurs of millions of years ago.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1988 October #4)
Aliki's latest stellar addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series explores the locating of bones and their subsequent reconstruction in museums. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1988 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1989 February)
PreS-Gr 2The most notable change in this revision is the pictures: bright cray on-colored drawings have replaced the drab gray and green illustrations of the earlier edition. The hand-lettered cap tions and the dialogue in balloons have been slightly enlarged, making them easier to read. Textual changes are slight; Brontosaurus is now called Apa tosaurus, and some pages have been combined to streamline the book. Al though the 1981 edition already depict ed both men and women and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, it's nice to be greeted by a smiling female paleon tologist on the cover of the new edition. There's not much new information here, but the packaging is certainly more timely and appealing.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Li brary Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1989 March)
PreS-Gr 2-- The most notable change in this revision is the pictures: bright crayon-colored drawings have replaced the drab gray and green illustrations of the earlier edition. The hand-lettered captions and the dialogue in balloons have been slightly enlarged, making them easier to read. Textual changes are slight; Brontosaurus is now called Apatosaurus, and some pages have been combined to streamline the book. Although the 1981 edition already depicted both men and women and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, it's nice to be greeted by a smiling female paleontologist on the cover of the new edition. There's not much new information here, but the packaging is certainly more timely and appealing. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.