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Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret pass Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Dinosaurs, learn all about the history of paleontology! This fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed--and continue to change.


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Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret pass Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Dinosaurs, learn all about the history of paleontology! This fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed--and continue to change.

30 review for Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

  1. 4 out of 5

    First Second Books

    We think that dinosaurs and comics are a perfect combination! We're so delighted to be publishing this new series, SCIENCE COMICS. Each book is going to focus on a different single science topic, and given how great the first two are, the rest of the series is going to be awesome! MK Reed writes really humorously about the history of paleontology, and Joe Flood's art is a great complement to the crazy dinosaur experience. It turns out, people thought a lot of wild stuff about how dinosaurs worked We think that dinosaurs and comics are a perfect combination! We're so delighted to be publishing this new series, SCIENCE COMICS. Each book is going to focus on a different single science topic, and given how great the first two are, the rest of the series is going to be awesome! MK Reed writes really humorously about the history of paleontology, and Joe Flood's art is a great complement to the crazy dinosaur experience. It turns out, people thought a lot of wild stuff about how dinosaurs worked in the past -- and this book will tell you all about that!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katerina

    Класс: вчера кое-кто трёхлетний выучил слова "диплодок" и "игуанодон", а его мама узнала об истории палеонтологии. Плюс отличные картинки и шрифт хороший.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    If you have a child who is interested in dinosaurs this is a great first 'serious' book. The connection between dinosaurs and birds is made in a way that it will make sense and encourage them to 'dig' up more information (sorry...that was really bad).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Diz

    I really appreciated that this book shows how our scientific knowledge of dinosaurs has changed over the years. This really helps kids understand the scientific process and the importance of updating knowledge based on changing data. I also like that the book highlights the roles that women have played in paleontology. Since my daughter is really interested in dinosaurs, this book can serve as an inspiration for her.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This was terrific. I've been seeing a little buzz about these Science Comics and my husband has been reading them and brought this home. As he pointed out, "one time we knew a lot about dinosaurs and read about them all the time, and then didn't for a long time, and it was interesting to read about them again." (He refers to having an 11 year old boy. There was a time when we did indeed read a lot about and know a lot about dinos.) Dinosaurs are really fascinating and pretty mindblowing when you This was terrific. I've been seeing a little buzz about these Science Comics and my husband has been reading them and brought this home. As he pointed out, "one time we knew a lot about dinosaurs and read about them all the time, and then didn't for a long time, and it was interesting to read about them again." (He refers to having an 11 year old boy. There was a time when we did indeed read a lot about and know a lot about dinos.) Dinosaurs are really fascinating and pretty mindblowing when you learn about sizes and millennia and so on. What I really liked about this book was first, the format. The graphic novel(can I call it that if it's nonfiction? I'm never sure.) format makes nonfiction extra interesting to me and I liked the illustration style. Second, I liked the chronological format of the book, checking in periodically to state emphatically what people KNEW to be true at the time. Which of course, was not true. It really put into perspective how long dinosaurs were around, and how, in relation to that, very little time has been spent learning about them and how rapidly our knowledge of them is changing. I especially enjoyed the brontosaurus/apatosaurus business. I'm only disappointed that Waterhouse Hawkins was not mentioned!

  6. 5 out of 5

    D. H.

    I saw a review of this on Goodreads, so I bought it for my English conversation school because one of my students loves dinosaurs. Of course, the student, who is in the first grade, can't follow the story, which is a fantastic explanation of how our understanding of dinosaurs has developed through the years, but the art is so great that even someone who can't follow the story can enjoy it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    What an awesome book! Combining fascinating nonfiction content with the attractive and appealing nature of the graphic novel format makes for a winning combination. Add in a popular topic and you have a book that libraries need to have. Dinosaurs are a topic that have fascinated children for many years. This book presents information about some of the major discoveries regarding dinosaurs as well as some of the major players. For a relatively short book, I learned a great deal and the illustrati What an awesome book! Combining fascinating nonfiction content with the attractive and appealing nature of the graphic novel format makes for a winning combination. Add in a popular topic and you have a book that libraries need to have. Dinosaurs are a topic that have fascinated children for many years. This book presents information about some of the major discoveries regarding dinosaurs as well as some of the major players. For a relatively short book, I learned a great deal and the illustrations are gorgeous and appealing. The book also clearly demonstrates the fluid nature of scientific inquiry and how ideas change over time as more information comes to light. This book is bound to be a popular title for any young dinosaur lover.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    A must-read for dinosaur fans of all ages! As much about scientific discovery and its progression over time as it is about dinosaurs, Reed and Flood fuse science and history with humor and awe. The transitions are seamless and the details fascinating. This book will no doubt thrive in and out of classrooms.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Earl

    Crazy! I used to love dinosaurs as a kid and I've grown to love comics as an adult so put them together and you'll have a surefire hit with readers of all ages. The information here is absolutely fascinating and the fact that scientists are still continually learning new things about dinosaurs is exciting. Add this to school collections now.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Comics Alternative

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  11. 4 out of 5

    Christine Fitzgerald

    We loved reading this book over and over. Full of facts about Dinosaurs, who can resist a dinosaur book?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I personally believe that everything the book talks about is cool! But you would think the book would mention just dinosaurs, to my dismay it talked about scientists who studied dinosaurs not just dinosaurs.

  13. 5 out of 5

    OpenBookSociety.com

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/sc... Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers By M.K. Reed & Joe Flood ISBN 978-1-62672-143-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis: Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic–dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you’re a fourth grader doing a natural scie http://openbooksociety.com/article/sc... Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers By M.K. Reed & Joe Flood ISBN 978-1-62672-143-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis: Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic–dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you’re a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Dinosaurs, learn all about the history of paleontology! This fascinating look at dinosaur science covers the last 150 years of dinosaur hunting, and illuminates how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed–and continue to change. Review: Dinosaurs have always held fascination with people – movies such as Jurassic World and the countless books about them attest to such. The giant creatures conjure both fact and fiction in the minds of the general populace but Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers serves to set the record straight, in the manner I’ve come to expect from this excellent series. Tracing the meandering paths of human knowledge throughout the relatively brief history of dinosaur discoveries, Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers, takes you from philology to paleontology and recounts the popular views of the times. By far it has been one of the more informative, and well presented, depictions of the creatures of myth and legend. As with Science Comics: Coral Reefs, another book in the Science Comics line, the book is thoroughly researched and documented, containing notes, a glossary, pictorial summaries of major concepts, and suggestions for further reading. Some of the research came in 2 weeks before the book was due to be published! It covers most, if not all, of the major turning points in the growing paleontological discipline. Not only does this cement the way for dinosaur enthusiasts but also provides a look at how science in general has adapted its viewpoint over the course of time. The graphic novel can be broken down into historical chunks, per se, in which a date, what we knew about paleontology at that particular point, and what we didn’t know. It also sheds light on the cutthroat game of science that was played out over the centuries that have passed. Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers is extremely well written and kudos go to MK Reed for her deft manuscript. Tackling such a huge topic is taxing at the best of times, especially in graphic novels, however the words literally flow off the page, taking you on a tumultuous journey into what we have learned about these majestic creatures. Written primarily for Young Adults to Adults, at no point (except, perhaps in the humorous dialogue) does it waver in its structure or educational output. The words detailing this exotic journey through time, holds the reader captive, as one starts at the beginning of time to the present day. It’s well worth the read. Joe Flood provides the other ingredient to a graphic novel: the art. Lavishly illustrated, with painstaking detail to what we know about dinosaurs today, the art is a wonder to behold. Technical diagrams, historical personages and, of course, the majestic creatures themselves are skillfully executed and painstakingly drawn. The panel layouts are easy to follow, and lettering and word balloons rarely clutter the page. Backgrounds are largely minimalistic, focusing on the happenstance of the story and getting enough across to make the reading of this graphic novel a delight. Taking key points in the history of the story of paleontology, Flood chooses exact and often witty moments from which to draw. Overall the artwork is polished and professional. For lovers of great beasts, from Godzilla to Triceratops, from Jurassic Park to Jurassic World, to just dinosaur enthusiasts, Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers (which has a solid bearing on the survival of the species) delivers in spades. A definite requisite on the shelf of both young adults and adults, this graphic novel, will leave you curious as to the next stages we will come to expect from this complex science we know as paleontology.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Deena Lipomi

    When the Industrial Revolution began and Mesozoic fossils were unearthed, a great race occurred between British scientists to identify and explain dinosaurs. Spanning from the 1800s to present day, this graphic non-fiction volume in the "Get to Know Your Universe -- Science Comics" series is a fantastic spread of facts and blips of humor when the dinosaurs add their own quips. About the early paleontologists as much as the fossils, dinosaur fans will appreciate the new angle this book offers.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Asheley

    This book really surprised me! In looking at this cover, I expected an interesting dinosaur book. Who doesn't love dinosaurs, right? But when I looked inside, I was floored. Not only is the art beautiful and interesting to look at on every single page, but there is so much information in this book. The book is written in a linear fashion, bringing readers up-to-date on the discovery of dinosaur skeletons and the documentation of fossils by scientists (and also by regular people in the early days This book really surprised me! In looking at this cover, I expected an interesting dinosaur book. Who doesn't love dinosaurs, right? But when I looked inside, I was floored. Not only is the art beautiful and interesting to look at on every single page, but there is so much information in this book. The book is written in a linear fashion, bringing readers up-to-date on the discovery of dinosaur skeletons and the documentation of fossils by scientists (and also by regular people in the early days, before they even knew what they were discovering exactly). There is humor as well as history in this book, and it made me laugh to read how the discovery of dinosaurs unfolded. There is some background on notable paleontologists, which is interesting. There are also quite a few very cool charts, like a representation of the different eras, how a cat is related to a bird, how the different dinosaurs are related to one another, a representation of Marsh's discoveries vs. Cope's discoveries - and several more. The pages are colorful and shiny, the art is beautiful, and I found myself looking at each page for A LONG TIME. It took me a while to go through this book. The thing about this book is: I think younger readers will flip through or read and love the book and be very satisfied while they learn some things. And I believe that they'll return to this book over and over. But I also believe that older readers will take this same book and spend more time on it because it is written in a way that the ones that have an interest in paleontology and dinosaurs will study everything on every page, and they'll refer back to the pages before it, and they'll think back on the things that they know, and they'll discuss with other people the things that they find in this book. At least, that is my own experience with reading this book with my family. I have twin 13-year-old daughters that eat, breathe, and sleep dinosaurs and are wildly interested in paleontology, to the point of potentially pursuing a career in this field one day. We, as a family, know a few things about what is written in this book because we've studied it so much. But at the same time, we learned so much here too! I think that my girls initially thought that the book was for younger readers when they saw the cover, but realized upon opening it that this book is for older readers as well. This book is highly recommended, and this is another series that we will be following up on and reading in its entirety. Without a doubt this is a STEM book and it is incredibly cool. I think that young people (and big kids like myself) will flock to it if given the chance and if they realize that it is written for a broad spectrum of ages.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kimber

    This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble. Science Comics is a new series from First Second introducing various science topics to kids in a fun easy to read graphic novel format. This particular book follows the history of the study of dinosaurs from the beginning to just last year. The text is paired with adorable illustrations of dinosaurs and pop culture references. I was so excited for this series when I first heard about it, I delved right in t This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble. Science Comics is a new series from First Second introducing various science topics to kids in a fun easy to read graphic novel format. This particular book follows the history of the study of dinosaurs from the beginning to just last year. The text is paired with adorable illustrations of dinosaurs and pop culture references. I was so excited for this series when I first heard about it, I delved right in the second I got it, and boy was I disappointed. This book was a mess! There's a throughline in this book, a history, a map - and the book can hardly stick to it. Reed dumps all kind of extra unnecessary information throughout the book that was distracting, made me lose focus, and really took away from the overall historical narrative. The one thing I'll give this book is that the art was amazing. The book tackles a really long stretch of history in about 100 pages, that's incredibly ambitious. I think they didn't give themselves the room needed to really delve into most of what they tried, unsuccessfully to delve into. There were tangents scattered throughout the book that really took away from the overall narrative of the study of dinosaurs, and really added a lot of confusion. To me it just felt like they were trying so hard to cram so much in, and the pacing was weird and forced because of it. If I was a kid reading this I would have been lost so quickly because nothing was properly explained The art was gorgeous. That was really the thing that made up for the writing to some extent. The art was clean and simple, the illustrations looked like what I remembered learning as a kid, there were some great visual gags too. Some of the flowchart kind of stuff was incredibly difficult to follow though, and that paired up with the writing just made the book seem even more of a mess. I wanted so badly to love this book, but I couldn't get into it at all. I was so frustrated when I was done reading it. I would not recommend this.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    Science Comics second graphic novel is an excellent addition to the colorful, descriptive Coral Reefs comic published earlier this year. This volume explores the complex history of dinosaurs in beautiful color illustrations and an easy to read narrative that will appeal most to middle grade readers. The story begins with the history of paleontology, dating back to the discovery of many dinosaur bones during the Industrial Revolution. The scientific rivalries are dramatic enough to keep readers e Science Comics second graphic novel is an excellent addition to the colorful, descriptive Coral Reefs comic published earlier this year. This volume explores the complex history of dinosaurs in beautiful color illustrations and an easy to read narrative that will appeal most to middle grade readers. The story begins with the history of paleontology, dating back to the discovery of many dinosaur bones during the Industrial Revolution. The scientific rivalries are dramatic enough to keep readers entertained, while the emergence of natural sciences as a discipline will ruminate with those studying the field. Readers will find various bits of trivia spread throughout the book, such as: how dinosaurs are named, where fossils are found, and much more. THOUGHTS Use this graphic novel and the rest of the Science Comic series to add a fun addition to your nonfiction section; students will enjoy the opportunity to read a comic about science! We have an 8th grade science class come in the library weekly for a sustained silent science reading block, so I have made it my mission to update our science nonfiction and add titles that middle schoolers want to read. I normally book talk a few titles at the beginning of this block, and I always make sure to highlight a variety of books that will appeal to different readers. We had a few nonfiction graphic novels that always seemed to get scooped up quickly, so I am excited that there will be more titles in the Science Comics series. We plan to add them all to our collection as they are published, and I imagine they will continue to circulate while we partner with the 8th grade science class in the future.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    This is not just a graphic novel. Science comics are full of interesting information, detailed illustrations, use of topic and more. In this book we learn about dinosaurs through the discover of fossils. It talks about the history of fossil discovery including many of the adventurers and scientists who made the dicoveries such as Mary Anning, Richard Owen and Gideon Mantell. There are maps showing where in the world various fossils were found (pretty much everywhere) and graphs explaining the var This is not just a graphic novel. Science comics are full of interesting information, detailed illustrations, use of topic and more. In this book we learn about dinosaurs through the discover of fossils. It talks about the history of fossil discovery including many of the adventurers and scientists who made the dicoveries such as Mary Anning, Richard Owen and Gideon Mantell. There are maps showing where in the world various fossils were found (pretty much everywhere) and graphs explaining the various time periods. Folklore is touched upon and how it relates to dinosaurs. How various species got their names based upon the skeletons, where they were found and even who discovered them. Using all the information from the skeletons, what else was found in the area, and where they were found, scientists are able to tell the story of these prehistoric animals. We learn about evolution and how many of the animals today evolved from the dinosaurs. There are still discoveries happening all the time and information that was believed to be true in the past, is being changed regularly. The back of the book contains a wonderful glossary, additional charts, and further resources to add to the information within these pages. This would be a great book for anyone wanting to learn more about dinosaurs, scientific discoveries or junior paleontologists. Another book for classroom, school and public libraries. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    I'm reading the book and my seven year old walks over and says "Can I read that after you?" Um, totally. This Science Comics series is going to be a cool one to watch and to make sure is ordered because this was a fantastic layout of science and facts with the graphic edge. The text and story make is a great narrative nonfiction read combined with the graphic element because it tells the story of the discovers in specific time like 1854 and the year 2000. It highlights biographical information a I'm reading the book and my seven year old walks over and says "Can I read that after you?" Um, totally. This Science Comics series is going to be a cool one to watch and to make sure is ordered because this was a fantastic layout of science and facts with the graphic edge. The text and story make is a great narrative nonfiction read combined with the graphic element because it tells the story of the discovers in specific time like 1854 and the year 2000. It highlights biographical information about discoverers and highlights the accomplishments of women that were glossed over or trampled by men on the quest to publish first and even how they fought with each other! The basic conundrum of this story is about how we know about dinosaurs (fossils and how this occurred) and the living creatures that are living dinosaurs which leads to the conversation about whether all dinosaurs had feathers to begin with. Very cool series that I will DEFINITELY be ordering for the library in multiple copies (and slipping to my kids who have a fascination with science and dinosaurs) as it's fairly easy to read and the vivid colors make it eye candy.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Each title in this series focuses on providing the reader with a complete introduction to basic scientific topics, and is brought to you by a different creative team. The subjects are written and drawn with care to be engaging, readable and presented in a way that is accessible to readers of all ages while remaining firmly based in scientific fact. For example, the volume Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers uses a recurring theme of how humans interact with or interpret fossils through time. Sometim Each title in this series focuses on providing the reader with a complete introduction to basic scientific topics, and is brought to you by a different creative team. The subjects are written and drawn with care to be engaging, readable and presented in a way that is accessible to readers of all ages while remaining firmly based in scientific fact. For example, the volume Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers uses a recurring theme of how humans interact with or interpret fossils through time. Sometimes those interpretations are proven wrong, such as when the scientific minds of a certain time thought they had found proof of the existence of dragons. Other times scientists find the evidence they need to prove a theory, such as the belief that iguanodons walked on their hind legs, through the discovery of new fossils. The focus on the development of scientific thought through the gathering of evidence over time mixed with the clear presentation of engaging facts make these books wonderful supplements to science curricula.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Annye

    Science Comics: Dinosaurs is a wonderful book – one I would have adored as a child. The book presents lots of modern facts and research, but it also covers the history of paleontology – including many of the huge dinosaur mistakes and misconceptions we’ve made in the past. It may be marketed to middle grade, but it is dense and contains a ton of great information. The illustrations are the perfect blend of friendly and realistic – they’re cartoony enough to be easy to digest, but realistic enough Science Comics: Dinosaurs is a wonderful book – one I would have adored as a child. The book presents lots of modern facts and research, but it also covers the history of paleontology – including many of the huge dinosaur mistakes and misconceptions we’ve made in the past. It may be marketed to middle grade, but it is dense and contains a ton of great information. The illustrations are the perfect blend of friendly and realistic – they’re cartoony enough to be easy to digest, but realistic enough to fit well with the scientific and historical text. Because the book moves through history, it has a natural flow – even a narrative – that makes it easy to read despite the amount of information. Another hit from First Second! Read more of my reviews (plus cat pics!) on Her Little Book Review.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    This is a definitely classroom-keeper! I loved how it explained the history and ever evolving understanding of dinosaurs. There has been a lot of competition in the search for understanding about dinosaurs. The author shows how understanding has evolved and where we're at now. The illustrations are simply terrific. In my true style of reading graphic novels, I often had to remind myself to slow down and look at the illustrations and graphs as it is packed full of information. I don't have a good This is a definitely classroom-keeper! I loved how it explained the history and ever evolving understanding of dinosaurs. There has been a lot of competition in the search for understanding about dinosaurs. The author shows how understanding has evolved and where we're at now. The illustrations are simply terrific. In my true style of reading graphic novels, I often had to remind myself to slow down and look at the illustrations and graphs as it is packed full of information. I don't have a good memory for all these facts, but I know a bunch of kids who'd totally absorb all this information and simply love it. http://ihaveabookyoushouldread.blogsp...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Coming off of reading My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs last month, I discovered how much of a joy it is to learn about dinosaurs. It was only natural I turned to this, and I found it satisfying in nearly every way. I loved the visual aspect of the graphic format, the framing of what we believed of dinosaurs throughout eras of discover, and the humor was just the best. Definitely can't wait to really push this on library patrons, young a Coming off of reading My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs last month, I discovered how much of a joy it is to learn about dinosaurs. It was only natural I turned to this, and I found it satisfying in nearly every way. I loved the visual aspect of the graphic format, the framing of what we believed of dinosaurs throughout eras of discover, and the humor was just the best. Definitely can't wait to really push this on library patrons, young and old. ******** Read Harder: all ages comic

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shelli

    The field of paleontology is changing so rapidly, a comic book is a great way to get some of the most recent ideas and discoveries to the public (being a type of publication that is visual, appealing, and a quicker publication process than a full book). This felt a lot like a "greatest hits of dinosaur history" rather than a full exploration of any one piece of history or a detailed overview. But it is a graphic novel after all, not a textbook. Many of the pages had one or two full sentences and The field of paleontology is changing so rapidly, a comic book is a great way to get some of the most recent ideas and discoveries to the public (being a type of publication that is visual, appealing, and a quicker publication process than a full book). This felt a lot like a "greatest hits of dinosaur history" rather than a full exploration of any one piece of history or a detailed overview. But it is a graphic novel after all, not a textbook. Many of the pages had one or two full sentences and a couple dialog blurbs. Not a lot of room to go into great detail. This is a great starting point to get kids (and adults!) interested in the field of dinosaurs and get them researching further with other media sources.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    This science book in comic form was great! Not only does it explain a lot of basic dinosaur physiology and facts, it also explores the history of paleontology, giving an overview of the ways in which our understanding and thought about dinosaurs has changed over time, shaped by preconceptions, new information, and emerging technologies (including a last page that talks about some of the things the book got wrong because the information changed right before the book went to press). I love books t This science book in comic form was great! Not only does it explain a lot of basic dinosaur physiology and facts, it also explores the history of paleontology, giving an overview of the ways in which our understanding and thought about dinosaurs has changed over time, shaped by preconceptions, new information, and emerging technologies (including a last page that talks about some of the things the book got wrong because the information changed right before the book went to press). I love books that showcase to children the ways in which science is a living, breathing discipline that is constantly updated and evolving with every new discovery.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    I wish a copy of this was in every science classroom. A pretty comprehensive - if brief - overview of the history of dinosaur digs, the bones found and the scientists who made the discoveries. I feel like I learned more about the most recent dinosaur theories and facts than I ever did growing up. I also love that the authors don't shy from discussing how petty some scientists can be and have been. (Also the last page vindication of the Brontosaurus made me laugh. Even though the authors claim it' I wish a copy of this was in every science classroom. A pretty comprehensive - if brief - overview of the history of dinosaur digs, the bones found and the scientists who made the discoveries. I feel like I learned more about the most recent dinosaur theories and facts than I ever did growing up. I also love that the authors don't shy from discussing how petty some scientists can be and have been. (Also the last page vindication of the Brontosaurus made me laugh. Even though the authors claim it's their least favorite, as a kid it was my absolute fave so having the addendum added was a delight to my inner seven-year-old.)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mary Beth

    Great educational book by a true lover of the dinosaur! Has the absolute latest research concerning dinosaurs and the world in which they lived. Presented in a fun, informative manner. The intended age-group for this comic/children's book is a bit difficult to pinpoint. A little over the head of the younger age group with amazingly detailed facts, but a bit juvenile in appearance for older kids. As an adult, I was fascinated, however! I am hoping that the 8 year old dinosaur expert in my family Great educational book by a true lover of the dinosaur! Has the absolute latest research concerning dinosaurs and the world in which they lived. Presented in a fun, informative manner. The intended age-group for this comic/children's book is a bit difficult to pinpoint. A little over the head of the younger age group with amazingly detailed facts, but a bit juvenile in appearance for older kids. As an adult, I was fascinated, however! I am hoping that the 8 year old dinosaur expert in my family will enjoy it as much as I did... Recommend highly as a real science book about dinosaurs.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Raymond

    Closer to a 3.5. I'll never stop being impressed that publishers are willing to go the graphic nonfiction route, and that this might draw in fans of both dinosaurs and graphic novels to different ideas is worth it on both. This a very top down view more on the history of dinosaur discovery than anything else, complete with old-style cornball jokes and such along the way. Great for libraries and schools, maybe not so much for the dinosaur-loving kid who is probably digging bigger, more informative Closer to a 3.5. I'll never stop being impressed that publishers are willing to go the graphic nonfiction route, and that this might draw in fans of both dinosaurs and graphic novels to different ideas is worth it on both. This a very top down view more on the history of dinosaur discovery than anything else, complete with old-style cornball jokes and such along the way. Great for libraries and schools, maybe not so much for the dinosaur-loving kid who is probably digging bigger, more informative books on a whole.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stacey M

    I am a big fan of the Science Comics series. I think it is a great way to get informational text into the hands of kids. I really liked the Dinosaur addition to this series. I did think it was a bit confusing becauce of the amount of informatin. I wish they had included a time line with all the people they bring up. I loved the illistrations and the information presented. I learned a lot about who found specific dinos and their work. Great book for upper elementary and middle grades.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    This is a wonderful book. It's beautifully illustrated and well presented. My only complaints are a couple of places with a rough narrative flow and an unfortunate typo towards the end (25,065 million years ago there was no Earth, let alone dinosaurs to inhabit it; perhaps they meant 250 - 65 million). If not for that, this would probably be 5 stars. I'm excited to see if the other books in this series are done as well as this.

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