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The Ultimate Dino-Pedia Review and Giveaway!

The Ultimate Dino-Pedia Review and Giveaway!

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Budding paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts the playground (and quite possibly the world) over, will LOVE National Geographic Kids, The Ultimate Dino-pedia! This book is JAM-PACKED with information, and includes so many teriffic “extras” (like a dinosaur dictionary, maps, recommended reading, and an incredible index!)

The Ultimate Dino-pedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever (and that just might be the case!) is a must-have for every child interested in dinosaurs. Written by “Dino” Don Lessem, this reference guide introduces a wealth of information to kids in such an accessible, eye-catching, and age appropriate way. The book (which is nearly 300 pages!), begins by teaching kids about things like dinosaur habitats, how fossils form, and thoughts about extinction. I love that the book introduces kids to real-life paleontologists, and shows what an actual fossil dig is like! (Love that kids with a passion for dinosaurs have something to shoot for!)

Of course, no Dino-pedia would be complete without a listing of the dinos themselves!! The Ultimate Dino-pedia does not disappoint, giving facts, info, and gorgeous (can I say that word about dinosaurs?!) illustrations (done by Franco Tempesta) about get this…75 dinosaurs!!! (Before this book, I could name about 20….)Each dinosaur has a full page illustration and a page of info presented in kid-friendly (yet still scientific) language. I love the fact box that appears on each dino’s page, giving you quick info, like the period the dinosaur lived, the meaning of it’s name, and approximately how big it was. (As a mom, it is AWESOME to have the answers to the typical kid-questions handy!)

My own little dinosaur enthusiast loved learning more about his favorite dinosaurs (Spinosaurus and Compsognathus), and has carried this book around since receiving it. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a crazy for dinosaurs kid aged 4-12, you will LOVE this reference guide (that reads like a fact-packed picture book). You can find this book in the April edition of the Scholastic Lucky bookclub flyer. One of you can WIN it!!


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21 Comments

  1. My Son loves all dinosaurs

  2. So cool… but why are all dino names so hard to pronounce? :)

  3. My grandson loves the Triceratops!

  4. Stegasaurus.

  5. My son doesn’t have a favorite dino, he just loves playing with all of them!

  6. my loves them all

  7. My son loves all dinosaurs!

  8. no favorites. my son just loves dinos!

  9. My children do not have a favorite, just really love all dinosaurs.

  10. My son loves triceratops(es?)!

  11. No particular favorites here… but dinos are a HUGE hit in the classroom! Kids love em!

  12. My daughter LOVES dinosaurs! No favorites…she loves them all!

  13. loves all dinosaurs and any shows with dinos in them~!

  14. We like triceratops. Thank you

  15. My boys love the TRex

  16. My son likes T-Rex

  17. My daughter doesn’t have a favorite dinosaur. She thinks the T Rex is funny because of the small arms.

  18. My sons absolute favorite dinosaur is a T-Rex of course! My daughter on the other hand likes the “Long Neck” dinosaurs (thats land before time for ya!)

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  19. My nephew just enjoys all dinosaurs and I do not think he has a favorite one. Thanks for the chance. :)

  20. My Grandson loves Tyrannasaurus Rex!!! Thanks for the chance…..

  21. My youngest son loves dinosaurs, his name is Torrin Rex TRex for short!

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