Alonso, Juan Carlos and Paul, Gregory The Early Cretaceous (Ancient Earth Journal), 112 pgs Walter Foster Jr(Quatro), 2016. $19.95. NONFICTION
This large book (yearbook size) features information about the Early Cretaceious life. Its grouped into Theropods, Sauropods, Ornithischuans, Pterosaurs and the Birds. Each double page spread features one or two creatures with basic information and large illustrations. There are close ups of a wide variety, bones, and comparisons, such as scale to humans.
This is a top notch book for students just like the first one I reviewed. The dinosaur books receive the most circulation from K-2 graders, and this book contains just enough information without being too overwhelming. The cover is incredible with a texture and raised dinosaur. The pages are large with incredible illustrations that looks fairly realistic. The facts are interesting and brief. The book also feels like it will hold up well to young readers and the pages lay flat easily, which is a huge plus. I think students will like the dinosaurs fighting and the claw close ups. This book in particular, was fascinating as it featured to many feathered dinosaurs.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.