Friday, April 23, 2010
BORN TO BE GIANTS
BORN TO BE GIANTS: HOW BABY DINOSAURS GREW TO RULE THE WORLD, by Lita Judge (Roaring Brook/FlashPoint 2010), is a 48-page picture book exploring how dinosaurs started out so small and grew so big. Text is straightforward and clear, and the illustrations are rich, detailed, and, occasionally, cute, but not cutesy (because all baby animals are cute, including dinosaurs. Really.).
Of particular interest are the juxtapositions of the prehistoric creatures with contemporary "counterparts," illustrating conjectured behavior. An excellent introduction to the science of juvenile dinosaurs.