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My Visit to the Dinosaurs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

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Dinosaurs are extinct now, but you can visit dinosaur skeletons in a museum. There you will meet Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Diplodocus and learn how they ruled the earth millions of years ago. You'll see dinosaurs with over 1,000 teeth, dinosaurs who could swim, meat-eaters and plant-eaters. And, of course, you'll meet the king of all dinosaurs, the gigantic Tyrannosa ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 2nd 1985 by HarperCollins (first published 1969)
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Kathryn
My nostalgic side would give this book four stars since it appeared on one of my favorite episodes of Reading Rainbow when I was a kid (I think the story they read in its entirety was Digging Up Dinosaurs and then they used the illustrations in this book and slightly modified the text for another segment). Reading it now, I would have to go with three stars. Although originally written in the late 1960s (and my copy was revised in the early '80s), I think the information is basic enough that it ...more
Bruce M
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of very old kids books.
It always amazes me how sometimes you can find old kids books in good condition. The copy of this book I found at Salvation Army today is from '69. A 45 year old kids book, still in great shape. It absolutely astounds me.

This particular book teaches very young kids about fossils, certain types of dinosaurs, and how they are/were believed to have looked and acted. I remember reading a lot of books like this when I was a kid. I lived and breathed Dinosaurs, He-Man, and Construx for the better part
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Lisa Vegan
Well, I’m sure it’s factual as of 1969 when it was published and 1985 when this edition came out, though so much has been learned about dinosaurs since then, so I had to wonder if there is updated information. I suspect there are better and more accurate books that cover the same subject matter.

Children who are fascinated by dinosaurs should enjoy this book. The information about different types of dinosaurs was presented in an interesting manner. A boy goes with his father and younger sister to
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Tracy Poff
What were the dinosaurs like? What did they eat? How do we know about them?

In My Visit to the Dinosaurs by Aliki, a Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book, children can learn about the different kinds of dinosaurs, with information both about the dinosaurs themselves, and how we come to know about them, through fossils.

This one is good, but I don't like it as well as the other two books in this series that I've reviewed, Ducks Don't Get Wet and What Makes Day and Night . The illustrations are n
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Jonathan
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 566-picturebooks
While the pictures in this book are nice, it reads more like a dinosaur identification guide than a story. This would be fine except that there are much better dinosaur identification guides, such as those by Dorling Kindersley. These have actual photographic and photorealistic renderings of dinosaurs, and what a better way to learn identification? A pronunciation guide is also a nice touch that this book lacks.
Sri
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Buku pilihan ibu yang diiyakan Damar untuk dibeli di BBC Baltos. Dinosaurus lagi dinosaurus lagi :D. Damar memang masih suka sama buku-buku dinosaurus padahal informasi yang dia dapat masih sama. Kelebihan buku ini pada ilustrasinya yang berkesan imut. Tidak ada cerita panjang mengenai kehidupan para dinosaurus. Hanya ada deskripsi singkat mengenai beberapa jenis yang populer misalnya brachiosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops, allosaurus, dan diakhiri dengan si raja dinosaurus, T-rex.
Brigid Keely
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dinosaurs
"My Visit to the Dinosaurs," by Aliki, is a story about a boy going to a museum with his father and younger sister to see dinosaurs. Within the framework of the story is a lot of information about dinosaurs that was considered factual some 30-60 years ago, but now is out dated and wrong. For instance, sauropods did not live in water, and dinosaurs did not drag their tails behind them. There's better, more current books available for young readers interested in dinosaurs.
Peacegal
This is a dinosaur book I remember from my childhood. Today, I can see how much is outdated--the illustrations are rather rough and unpolished, and dinosaurs are shown in the old "dragging-tail" posture. Still, this would be an acceptable reading choice for a field trip to the museum.
Amy "the book-bat"
This was a nice introduction to dinosaurs. The book felt a bit dated to me, but I found out that it was written in 1969, which makes it older than I am. I think some of the dinosaur names may have changed over time. All in all, I thought it was a decent story.
Brenda
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
It really reminded me of my trip to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum with my son. I think the author did a nice job of defining terms and illustrations were done quite well. It certainly captures the excitement of going to the museum.
Jen
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dinosaurs
I used to own this book as a kid and as soon as I saw it when I was shelf reading in the library I had to read it and it brought back some memories, it was kind of nice.

Then I realized books like this are probably why I'm so into dinosaurs.
Alana Arlequin
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
This would be a book that you could use to integrate science and literature for early grades. It tells you all about dinosaurs!
Amie
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was simple and informative. I would've liked it more if it contained the advertised activity.
Kristina Arnold
This is another great informational book for introducing dinosaurs in a lesson or maybe even ending a unit. It describes a lot of different dinosaurs in the book.
Heather
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: from-library, science
47 months - Not necessarily the best book on dinosaurs and it's likely out of date but still an ok read for any kid interested in the creatures.
Brandielle
This book is a lesson in scientific knowledge changing as we receive new evidence. Still it was annoying to read so many dinosaur 'facts' that are not true.
Ian 2+2=7 ;D
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite book when i was a kid!
Cheyenne
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindergarten
This book gave information about different dinosaurs.
Latifah Williams
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, museum, dinosaurs
This is a great story for your dinosaur lovers. It goes over some of the history of dinosaur lives through a child's perspective who is visiting a museum.
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Aliki has written and illustrated many books, both fiction and nonfiction, loved by readers throughout the world. The books were inspired by a word, an experience, or the desire to find out. Aliki lives in London, England.
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