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Dinosaur Tracks (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs left their footprints all over the earth. With each discovery of a dinosaur footprint, ichnologists—scientists who study dinosaur tracks—learn more about these ancient creatures and the world they lived in. Read and find out how to step back into history through the footprint of a dinosaur.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2007)
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swalterich
Dec 07, 2009 swalterich rated it really liked it
The picture book format of this information book pulls in readers with its story of facts and soft-color illustrations, making the subject accessible for the youngest of readers. Dinosaur Tracks gives a thorough explanation of how tracks are formed, as well as how ichnologists interpret these tracks to learn about dinosaurs. The writing is straightforward and scientific in tone without being dry, as a personal tone accompanies the text that draws the reader into the story. Some fascinating gems ...more
Claire Roberts
Nov 17, 2015 Claire Roberts rated it really liked it
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld writes multiple informative books for children. I read Dinosaur Tracks. In this informative book, Zoehfeld describes how ichnologists find and infer dinosaur tracks. She describes how dinosaur tracks can still be found today, sixty five million years later. She also describes the different types of tracks and how, from just a dinosaur track, ichnologists can potentially infer what kind of dinosaur they were, how fast, and how big they were.
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Deb Jones
Mar 26, 2014 Deb Jones rated it really liked it
Ever wonder how dinosaur tracks were formed? In Dinosaur Tracks, you will not only learn how dinosaur tracks are made, but the different types of tracks left by these amazing animals. From plant-eating dinosaurs called ornithopods to the largest dinosaurs called sauropods, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld describes the size and shape of their tracks. The illustrations, by Lucia Washburn, include realistic drawings of the dinosaurs, the earth layers where tracks are fossilized and numerous tracks of ...more
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Harper Collins 2007
Ages 6-9
High interest: Dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Tracks is an excellent nonfiction book that explains where dinosaur footprints come from. It is written in a simple way so young readers can approach these highly scientific concepts. The pictures are very appealing and the book was very well done.
I think this is a very good book to expose both boys and girls to. Books like this one can be the starting point for a career in science. This wou
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Dec 14, 2012 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Maybe more like 3.5. But it has a good basic explanation of the chemical processes which lead to the preservation of dinosaur tracks, and seems to be reasonably in line with modern thought on low dinosaurs looked and moved. (In my extremely non-expert opinion.)
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Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for children, including DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); DID DINOSAURS HAVE FEATHERS?, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection, described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews; and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book ...more
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