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Pinocchio Rex and Other Tyrannosaurs

Authors: Brusatte, Steve & Stewart, Melissa
Publisher: HarperCollins
BISAC/Subject: JNF051170, JNF003050, JNF037050
ISBN: 9780062490957, Related ISBNs: 0062490958, 9780062490919, 9780062490957
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 40,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis:

Read and find out about tyrannosaurs beyond T. Rex in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Everyone knows that Tyrannosaurus rex is the huge dinosaur with sharp claws and tiny arms. But in this appealing level 2 picture book from acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart, you’ll learn that T. rex is not the only tyrannosaur that existed in prehistoric times. 

This book is the perfect overview of the exciting new discoveries in the land of tyrannosaurs. Read and find out how tyrannosaurs evolved—from the tiny Dilong to the enormous T. rex. The book also includes an infographic, activity, and glossary, as well as “Dr. Steve Says” sidebars that give readers insight into what it felt like for Dr. Steve to be involved with the discovery of P. Rex!

In the last fifteen years, scientists have found many tyrannosaurs, including one with a really long pointy nose. The New York Times bestselling coauthor of this book, Dr. Steve Brusatte, went to China in order to help ID the dinosaur that he would give the nickname Pinocchio Rex.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

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