Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
The age of the dinosaurs was millions of years ago, but
they lived exactly where humans do today. In fact, the
dinosaurs covered more of the earth than we previously
imagined! The far reaches of the world, the Arctic and
Antarctic, used to be covered with forests. Also, global
temperatures were much hotter than they are currently.
Polar dinosaurs can be found in places such as Alaska,
Canada, Australia, and South America. That is because the
landmasses were only Laurasia and Gondwana. Since, they
have split to become the seven continents that we know
today. If dinosaurs were dominant in the world, what
brought about their destruction?
The author's goal in
this short story is to inform the reader about dinosaurs.
She emphasizes the types of dinosaurs from different areas
of the world. This book is not necessarily for pleasure
reading. Its purpose to inform is met, however, because
Arnold uses many descriptive words and presents the
material in an organized fashion. I could foresee this
book being used to teach elementary school children. My
only dislike is that there are almost too many specific
dinosaur names listed in the book. It would flow better if
there were a chart in the back with the types of dinosaurs
and less in the actual text.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle,
Pennsylvania United States of America