A kindergarten-level STEM introduction to the long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur Apatosaurus, covering the prehistoric herbivore’s body structure, diet, and fossil remains. Includes a glossary, further resources, and a labeled image guide to the extinct animal’s body parts.
Part of the Seedlings series
Dinosaur words are some of the first, most exciting words young readers learn, and these titles build on that hype. There are key vocabulary terms folded into simple, short sentences and paired with images for additional context. There are color illustrations of dinosaurs both with and without feathers for knowledgeable fans. The enticing past is shown alongside the exploratory present day of paleontologists studying these prehistoric creatures in color photographs. The blending of the two media allows for a pleasant merging of the imagined past and real present, one influenced by the other. VERDICT Highlighting some of the most popular prehistoric creatures, these titles are perfect for libraries looking to build their dinosaur collections for emerging readers.
–School Library Journal, 11/01/2023