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Ancient Earth Journal: The Late Jurassic

by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul

School Library Journal Gr 4-6-With the look of a tea-stained field guide, this exploration of the late Jurassic period provides general dino-related information along with a few added bits. For instance, in addition to data on the length, height, and weight of these creatures, some of their temperaments are also discussed. (The allosaurus is described as aggressive and the diplodocus hallorum as cautious.) While dinosaurs are the main course here, Jurassic plants like ginkgo trees and mammals such as the Shenshou lui (a shrewlike creature from China) are also briefly covered. Although this title has a picture book format, the language and the occasional use of a script font would likely be frustrating for most readers below fourth grade. Appended is a handy pronunciation key. VERDICT Consider for serious dinosaur aficionados.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Horn Book Dinosaur species that lived 162145 million years ago are documented in gorgeous, detailed illustrations set on pages like a naturalist's journal. After introductions to each of the major groups or orders of the period (therapods, sauropods, ornithischians, and pterosaurs, plus a small chapter on mammals), features of each animal are highlighted through abundantly captioned action sketches and anatomical close-ups. Pronunciation key appended. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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