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Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

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The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate informa ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by National Geographic Children's Books
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J. Boo
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it
The art is mostly quite good, and, as it is recent, more in tune with the current understanding of what the dinosaurs looked like. Lots of feathered beasts, for example.


Organizationally the book is a mess. Instead of by era or by taxonomy or anything halfway sensible, the dinos are grouped by size: small-medium-large-gigantic. A pronunciation guide exists, which is nice, but is at the bottom of the page instead of the top, which is not nice. The format is a single dino per page spread, whi
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The nonfiction book, "National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs" is the perfect book for young children to find information on various dinosaurs. The entire book categorizes the dinosaurs into the sizes of small, big, giant, and gigantic and even includes pictures of every dinosaur it discusses. The number of facts this book provides is incredible and all of the information is interesting and exciting, which would keep any child engaged for the long haul. For example, The small ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like this book it teaches you about every dinosaur and what it eats and what the size of it I like this book
Katharine Coggeshall
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is an ideal present for a child. All of my kids have loved it and learned so much from it. It is written for a child and does a great job of making it easy to follow and interesting. You don't read it all in one sitting. Beautiful pictures, small chunks of fun information.
Ryan Moulton
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
This is one of the few kid dinosaur books I've found that has feathers on most of the theropods. Some of them are still denuded though, most notably Utahraptor. Someday kids books will catch up with 10 year old science...
Haley Hoenke
Science, Dinosaurs
Tessa Hensley
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs is in this giant book. It has all the types of dinosaurs and realistic pictures of them on every page. This book is every dino-lovers dream come true. It has fun facts, information about what they ate, and physical qualities about them such as they were huge and strong, but slow runners.
There is even questions that come with the chapters for readers to think about. For example: "Can you see better with one eye open or both?" This simple question
Jun 08, 2016 added it
This book has all of the quality and factual information that one can expect from all of National Geographic's Books. My son really enjoyed seeing it personalized with his name and picture. He loves dinosaurs as a four-year-old, and he loves more sophisticated texts about them. The fact that this book personally asks him questions by name made him get creative with his answers, more so than if I just read a question that was addressed to a generic reader.

The dinosaurs featured were portrayed in
Elizabeth S
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: n-science
Absolutely awesome book. The dinosaurs are organized into categories of small, big, giant, and gigantic. Each two page spread features a different dinosaur including a picture (drawing) with habitat, a one sentence overview of the dino (e.g. "Diplodocus was very long."), 2-3 paragraphs with more info, a little box with the time period (e.g. "late Jurassic") and diet (e.g. "plants") and shadow outline comparing the dinosaur size with a person size, plus a question for a kid to answer (e.g. "What ...more
Shannon Brasher
This is a fantastic informational book about dinosaurs for children. I love how this book has been designed. Even though it is for little kids, it includes a table of contents, index, page numbers, a map, and a glossary. These are all book orientation concepts that young children need to learn and are not found in many young children's books. This book is organized by the size of the dinosaur which I think works best for little ones. It contains full page renditions of what paleontologists belie ...more
Lisa Gearheart
Genre of Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs: Informational Nonfiction
Target Age for Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs: 4-8 Years

Twin Text Entry #1: Digger the Dinosaur by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

I chose this as a twin text to "National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs" because they both present dinosaurs in an entertaining way that will hold the interest of young children. In this book, Digger the Dinosaur is a fiction dinosaur character who wants to go outside and play b
M.M. Hudson
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really love these "put me in the story" books. I love to personalize them for my grand-kids who like other children, like to see their name and photos in the books that I send to them.

This one is all about dinosaurs. Who doesn't like dinos? I know I do!
Kids can read all about the plant and meat eating dinos of the day. With entire page full of colorful dinos and information, kids learn all sorts of things about each one.


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. The vi
Ashley Hunter
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nonfiction Text: Little Kids First Big book of Dinosaurs, Copyright 2011. This book included a category of the different sizes of dinosaurs. On each page it described how the dinosaur lived and what they ate. The book also did a great job showing the size compared to a human body. I would pair this with the twin text How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, by Jane Yolen. This is a twin text because it is a cute story about multiple different types of dinosaurs and them going to sleep. By a child reading ...more
Nicole Homich
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First non-narrative that the 3-year old could really get into. She especially loves the diagram on each page showing the dinosaur's size relative to a human.
Mar 13, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read with my kids -took an hour of fun!
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-red
Good book love T. rex
Angela Record
This book is great source for research for children. The book has a table of contents, index and a glossary. It also has great information and amazing pictures!
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We love this book! So many great dinosaurs to learn about.
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This book has sections on many different types of dinosaurs. Geared towards mastery learning more than anything else.
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals, own
This book is all about dinosaurs!
Brionna Barcolleh
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This creative book provides child friendly and interesting facts about dinosaurs. This nonfiction book is easy for young readers to read and comprehend.
Nov 03, 2011 added it
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Christopher loved this book!
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I haven't read it but daddy says he's really into it.
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