Dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous, by David and Oliver West

  Dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous, by David and Oliver West, Firefly Books, 9781770858312, 2016

Format: paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is a starred review)  5

What did you like about the book? This third book in a series of dinosaur reference books is filled with large pictures of 25 dinosaurs from 144-127 million years ago. The beginning two pages give an overview of that era in the earth’s history and the end page has a glossary. This was a time when the sauropods became smaller and the club-tailed ankylosaurs appeared alongside dinosaurs with feathers. The language is understandable to children and there is limited text about each dinosaur, therefore not inundating the child with facts. I also liked the way each dinosaur is positioned with a silhouette of either a person or a cat in order to give the child a scale of the size of the dinosaur. As with all these books, there is a reference to which part of the globe was home to each dinosaur.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I would have liked to see a phonetic guide to the pronunciation of each dinosaur.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is an excellent book for dinosaur lovers, a great addition to an elementary school library.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, school libraries.

Where would you shelve it ? 567.9

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: April 18, 2017


This entry was posted in *Starred Review, Book Review, Dinosaurs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s