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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning What’s So Special About Stegosaurus? and What’s So Special About Ankylosaurus? just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.

*Competitions ends on April 24th 2016 at midnight, and is only open to UK entrants only*
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Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 young daughters, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting brands.

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26 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    I’d be a stegosaurs because they were herbivores so didn’t have to fight and kill other dinosaurs to feed from!

  2. Harline parkin says:

    A pterosaurs the flying kind so I could easily get out of the way of the big guys!

  3. Rachel Craig says:

    Diplodocus, as ate plants.

  4. SARAH HAWKINS says:

    I would be T-REX and I wouldn’t be frightened of anything

  5. Tricia Cowell says:

    T. Rex I wouldn’t be scared of the other dinosaurs lol

  6. Corinne Peat says:

    I would be a T-Rex because he’s big and scary and the other dinosaurs don’t mess with him.

  7. jo hutchinson says:

    I would be a Tyrannosaurus rex big, bold and king.

  8. laura stewart says:

    T-Rex because they are cool x

  9. CHLOE says:

    BRACHIOSAURUS!! BECUASE WE ALL LOVE THEM AND LITTE FOOT IS OUR FAVOURITE ON LAND BEFORE TIME!

  10. Stevie says:

    Stegosaurus, it used to be my nickname.

  11. Paul says:

    A T-Rex – King of the dinosaurs

  12. Lucy Chester says:

    A Pterosaurs because I would love to fly, must be so amazing

  13. JULIE WARD says:

    Coelophysis because he’s super fast

  14. maggie ali says:

    Pterodaktyl sounds great! I’d see everything from the birds view 🙂

  15. ElizM says:

    pterodactyl – so that I could fly high above all those scary dinosaurs on the ground

  16. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    A pterodactyl because I’d love to fly

  17. Sam Mellonie says:

    I would be a maiasaura as they are believed to have been kind and nurturing to their young.

  18. Rachel Butterworth says:

    A pterodactyl, because I’d love to be able to fly.

  19. Laura Graty says:

    T. rex we love them at our house, best dinosaur

  20. kim neville says:

    A T-Rex as more courageous

  21. Hannah Wood says:

    T-REX for sure. x

  22. Cassandra Mayers says:

    T-rex, Wouldnt have to worry about getting eaten haha

  23. jo liddement says:

    I would be a brontosaurus because they were herbivores and i am a vegetarian

  24. Allan Fullarton says:

    I would be T-REX – great hunter.

  25. sandy ralph says:

    A pterodactyl because I’d love to fly across the skies and look down on everyone

  26. Sheri Darby says:

    Pteradactyl – so that I can fly

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