Another book for the kids

This looks like another great sciency book for young kids. Ankylosaur Attack (Tales of Prehistoric Life) is aimed at an age level of 4 and up. It should really appeal to the kid already interested in dinosaurs.

The author is Daniel Loxton. He is also  the author and illustrator of Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be which I reviewed in One for the kids. That book is a finalist for Canada’s largest children’s non-fiction prize, the Norma Fleck Award. (Winner to be announced Oct 4, 2011.)

Here is the book description for Ankylosaur Attack:

“This mind-blowing feast for the eye uses photo-realistic, computer-generated images to illustrate what dinosaurs might have looked like in their natural environment. Complementing the extraordinary images is an exciting, scientifically accurate story about a young ankylosaur (a plant-eating, heavy-plated dinosaur) living along the banks of a grassy lake. When he encounters an old ankylosaur, he gently endeavours to make contact, only to be rebuffed. Then a T. rex attacks, and the youngster knows the old dinosaur is in grave danger. Will the T. rex triumph? It looks that way, until the young ankylosaur comes to the rescue, tail club swinging. Ankylosaur Attack is book one in the Tales of Prehistoric Life series. Dramatic stories + eyepopping visuals = a surefire hit with young dinosaur lovers.”

Publication date is September 1, 2011.

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4 responses to “Another book for the kids

  1. They would not be allowed to read it in the Bible Belt States of the United Christian States of America.

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  2. @Robert Tobin
    Do you have any evidence to back up your claim?
    Or is it just regular practice on this blog to use every single aspect of humanity to have a dig at religion?

    Personally, I think dinosaurs are amazing and I don’t know a kid who doesn’t either.

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  3. “a young ankylosaur (a plant-eating, heavy-plated dinosaur) living along the banks of a grassy lake.”
    Dammit, I was all set to jump up and down pointing out that grass didn’t come into existence until after the dinosaurs had gone, but that theory is now out of date.

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  4. Yes, I remember reading io the relatively late evolution of grasses. Must check out that book again and see when they place it.

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