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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever [Hardcover]

Don Lessem , Franco Tempesta , Rodolfo Coria
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Oct. 12 2010 National Geographic Kids
In the crowded field of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10—those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants—complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs.
Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that’s packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.
The Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered, and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail. Special features include How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, Great Dinosaur Goofs, and much more. Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance—Scientific Name, Discoverer, Place and Date of Discovery, Length, Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. This book provides—in fabulously illustrated, kid-friendly form—all the information an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teachers!

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Don Lessem is a premier dinosaur populariser. A former animal behaviourist who began his dinosaur studies as a Journalism Fellow at MIT, he is the author of more than 20 dinosaur books for adults and children, advisor to Jurassic Park and Disney Dinosaur films, writer and host of NOVA and Discovery Channel programs, creator of several traveling dinosaur museum exhibits, and dinosaur columnist for Highlights Magazine. His most popular travelling exhibition, The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park toured America with attendance surpassing 3 million people, raising nearly $2 million for dinosaur research. Mr. Lessem has spent the last 15 years travelling the world in search of dinosaurs, from Mongolia to Arctic Alaska.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't just borrow - had to buy! May 10 2011
By V-nut
Format:Hardcover
My five year old son is a huge dinosaur fan, and after borrowing a few dino books from the library, this was the one to buy. Tons of full-colour pictures, some but not too much interesting text, lots of little details woven in, and a list of all the currently known dinosaurs. My favourite part? Clear pronunciation guides for all the dino names. Only disappointment? Contains only dinosaurs - no pterosaurs (that fly) or pleiosaurs (that swim).
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome! March 26 2014
By busymom
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is great to get any child who loves dinosaurs. It's fun and exciting, and the book as many interesting facts and tidbits.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not in good shape Dec 5 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Item was not in as good a shape as items I have received before. Back seam of book was coming apart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Educator Oct. 26 2013
By Elaine
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this wonderful book for my grandson's birthday. He is 10 and an absolute dinosaur nut. It was easy for him to read and understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kids book May 20 2013
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This book was purchased for my 8 year old grandson who is going to visit a real dinosaur dig in Alberta later in the summer. I thought this book would make the trip even more interesting for him. Other than one picture of a dinosaur eating a smaller bird-like dinosaur which was upsetting to him, the book is excellent.
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