[ Free Prime ] Dinosaur Empire! (Earth Before Us #1): Journey through the Mesozoic EraAuthor Abby Howard – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

Gr An in depth look at dinosaurs, geography, and evolution, presented through an appealing framing device After Ronnie fails her dinosaur quiz, she travels back in time with her neighbor Miss Lernin, a paleontologist, for a firsthand lesson The two visit four different time periods the late Triassic, the late Jurassic, the early ish, almost middle Cretaceous, and the late Cretaceous Miss Lernin educates Ronnie on the geography, climate, vegetation, and animal life of each era Howard details characteristics of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, covers similarities and differences among different species, and offers information on evolution, convergent evolution, and mutations Names of species are in bold print and accompanied by a phonetic pronunciation The simple, cartoon style color illustrations are detailed enough to indicate differences among species The conversation between Miss Lernin and Ronnie is fairly easy to follow, but the inclusion of a calendar between different eras to indicate the passing of time may be confusing, as each day represents millions of years The last few pages include Cool Animals from Other Times and a drawing of a scientific family tree VERDICT A great addition to graphic novel or dinosaur collectionsTamara Saarinen, Pierce County Library, WAHoward details characteristics of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, covers similarities and differences among different species, and offers information on evolution, convergent evolution, and mutationsa great edition to graphic novel or dinosaur collections School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW An information dense but fast moving exploration of how scientists have come to understand life in that period dinosaurs, as well as mammals, insects, and sea life , clearly and amusingly explained through the duos dialogue Publishers Weekly This isa creative presentation of facts than a true adventure story, although there are plenty of tongue in cheek jokes buried in the energetic, sometimes frenzied illustrationsIts an effective way of putting the vast history of the world before humans in perspective dinosaur nuts and there are many will eat it up Booklist


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