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Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 13, 2004
ISBN: 0060286199
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Nonfiction / reference (reading ages 6-9)
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
Reviewer Notes:  

Don't Know Much About Dinosaurs 
By Kenneth C. Davis
Illustrated by Pedro Martin

     Did you know the average dinosaur was the same size as a sheep?
     Did you know dinosaurs could grow new teeth?
     Did you know larger dinosaurs could live to be 100 to 200 years old?

      Davis answers questions kids generally have about dinosaurs. He also puts to rest some of the misconceptions created by books and movies. Davis tells us who ruled the earth, what or who they ate, where they lived, and how we discovered them. The last question he answers is the most frequent and the most important to kids - “Will they ever come back?” You’ll have to read the book to find out.

      Kenneth C. Davis is widely known for his “Don’t Know Much” books for grown ups, so who better to clear up the confusion about Dinosaurs? I think one of my favorite things about this book is the set up. The colorful print, humorous illustrations, and large, readable font stand out, helping young readers to focus on the content. No lulling to sleep between these covers!

      “Don’t Know Much About Dinosaurs” is listed for reading ages 6 through 9, but I guarantee older kids will enjoy it as well. Every library and elementary school should have a copy.