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How Big Were Dinosaurs?

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Judge, Lita. 2013. How Big Were Dinosaurs? New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Just how big were dinosaurs? Well, it’s easy to offer an approximate size in feet or meters or tons or pounds – but what does that mean to the average child?  Not too much.  How Big Were Dinosaurs? uses cheerful comparative artwork to make common comparisons that children will easily understand.

Twelve dinosaurs are featured.

From the small,

MICRORAPTOR was a deadly hunter, but he would barely be able to look a modern-day chicken in the eye,

To the enormous,

ARGENTINOSAURUS. As long as four school buses, this dinosaur was probably the biggest animal ever to walk on land.  A full-grown adult weighed more than a herd of seventeen elephants.

A  double fold-out featuring each of the dinosaurs in the book is accompanied by a few pages titled, “How do we know how big dinosaurs were? A few suggested websites and books are also included.

Kids will finish this book with a great sense of the relative sizes of dinosaurs.

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One thought on “How Big Were Dinosaurs?

  1. Sue at Archimedes Notebook invites you to read “The Fungus Among Us,” http://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-fungus-among-us.html