Cutie Pie recently checked out the book called Dinosaur Discovery Everything You Need to be a Paleontologist by Chris McGowan, illustrated by Erica Lyn Schmidt. If you have a dinosaur lover in your house you should really take a look at this book!
What we really like about this book is that it contains experiments as well as shares so much detail about dinosaurs. Other books are great at details like how fast a dinosaur probably ran, or how big it was compared to a bus.
Dinosaur Discovery, however, shares interesting details. For instance, for the brachiosaurus “Vertebrae the trunk vertebrae have larger hollows in their sides than the neck vertebrae. These deep openings reduced weight but not strength.” Cutie Pie ate this information right up!
In addition, it contains several unique experiments that are fun to do and help in understanding things such as why a dinosaur held its tail up off the ground, or how different length crests on parasaurolophuses might have produced different sounds.
If you have a dinosaur lover in your home, one who knows so much about dinosaurs but keeps asking for more books, check this one out. We think the details you find inside might just be different enough to satisfy any budding paleontologist!
Tomorrow I will be posting about one of the experiments we did from this book, just to give you an idea of what you will find!