Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!
Mrs Mommy Booknerd and Carys' Review:
Carys loves dinosaurs and one of the things on this 7 years old short list for jobs is being a paleontologist. That was even her costume for Halloween this year, so I knew that my little neighbor friend would be perfect to help me review this book. Carys loved that this book was all about one of her possible career paths. She loves dinosaurs and learned tons of new things. She loves learning that Dr. Scott's favorite dinosaurs is a Kosmoceratops, which happens to be her favorite too! She loved all the illustrations and pictures. Carys got through this book with ease, as she excels in reading but this book may be a bit harder for new or beginning readers, but would be a great book to read with your child. Carys and I loved that each two page spread covered a topic like WHAT IS A PALEONTOLOGY, WHERE ARE FOSSILS FOUND and HOW ARE FOSSILS REMOVED FROM THE FIELD, just to name a few. This book is fun, informative and acts as a great compliment in any dinosaur lovers library. Carys and I both give this book a HUGE 5 star rating and highly recommend it to any and all dino lovers!
Jam-packed with inspiration, hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts, and more, this new book in the popular "100 Things" series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about career paths and excited about their futures!
National Geographic has inspired generations of explorers. Now it's your turn! Learn what it takes to be a real-life explorer in this fun and action-packed guide to discovering the world around us. Unearth ancient mummies and lost treasures, encounter wild animals and learn how to protect their habitats, and shoot for the stars with the latest technologies in space travel. Amazing stories, fantastic photos, and hands-on-activities inspire curious kids to start discovering on land, air, and sea. Profiles feature National Geographic explorers of all kinds: paleontologists, biologists, photographers, artists, writers, activists, conservationists, and more. Kids are inspired to follow their passions into careers and introduced to the first steps to take to achieve their dream.
Mrs Mommy Booknerd's Review
This book is quite speculator! Within this amazing book there are 100's photos of some of the coolest things to grab our attention and to get you out exploring. In addition to all the fabulous photos, there are facts and tidbits galore. While you peruse the book you can look through the chapters and read things that interest you the most. The book is broken down by land, sea and sky and within those categories there are tons of places listed to explore. When this book arrived my son was instantly reading it bouncing from topic to topic...all I heard was "Did you know that...." followed by some amazing factoids and "Wow, look at this..." followed by me looking at some crazy cool things. These are the type of books that capture the attention of young readers because they have amazing vibrant photos with fun facts, game and puzzles. I love that I can trust that my child will be learning interesting and important facts and that their attention will be captured over the summer with this book. Every time you open it up you read you learn something new. This will be a staple read for my boys over the summer and it will get us out exploring and having grand adventures!