There is a brand new set of books all about dinosaurs to discover for any budding palaeontologists. Kids can discover what really is so special about a huge range of dinosaurs in this unique ‘one book, one dinosaur’ collectable series that is aimed at children 6-10 years of age.
The books include new insights into how dinosaurs really looked, lived, survived and thrived, bringing children’s knowledge right up to date with our most current understanding and research. The series of books also include anatomically correct illustrations of models built specifically for the series, by using high-tech 3D imaging. Author of the books Nicky Dee had every dinosaur fact verified by multiple award winning palaeontologist Dean R. Lomax, so you can trust that all of the mind-blowing facts are true to life. Nicky Dee’s passion for all things prehistoric developed whilst creating her epic exhibitions featuring life-sized dinosaurs. This led to the creation of the fantastic series, which spans the 180 million years during which dinosaurs ruled the world!
This new series is supported by an educational website full of fun dinosaur games and factoids designed to help children and parents expand their dinosaur knowledge. Plus there is a look behind the scenes at the making of the 3D models and how the illustrations were created. Regularly updated information, games and competitions will keep even the most enthusiastic young palaeontologist occupied.
The series launches with 4 books:
What’s so Special about Stegosaurus? – the dinosaur whos body was as big as a bus, a head the size of a horse and a brain the size of a walnut!
What’s so Special about Ankylosaurus? – a walking tank, that was well protected from predators with its horns and tail club.
What’s so Special about Tyrannosaurus rex? -king of the dinosaurs for a reason! It’s jaw was strong enough to crush a car.
What’s so Special about Coelophysis? – one of the oldest dinosaurs to be discovered to date, and a Coelophysis fossil was even taken into space.
The first fab thing I noticed about the books is how there is a phonetic spelling of the dinosaur’s name right on the front cover. Great for parents reading the books to younger children, or for older children needing to gain confidence with their reading and understanding of the dinosaurs (Coelophysis: SEE-low_FY-sis). The books have no heavy paragraphs for younger children to struggle with, and the 3D imagery used throughout the books is fascinating to study. You can clearly see where every lump, bump and spike was on each dinosaur. The books are an easily digestible size, full of detailed coloured drawings and great facts that are presented in an easily understood way, often by way of comparative perspectives (Dinosaurs are compared to busses, humans and even doors!) and are really eye-catching throughout.
Each book is £5.99 and available from Amazon, Waterstones and the SpecialDinosaurs website. The second set of books is due for release in September and will feature Triceratops, Megalosaurus, Diplodocus and Leaellynasaura.
I have 2 books from the first series to give away as a prize for any budding palaeontologist to start their amazing What’s So Special About Dinosaurs collection.
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