Why the book was written, and to whom it is aimed.
Both of my daughters were turned off science at school--it was boring, and they hardly did any experiments themselves. But science is a practical subject, which has to be taught with a hands-on approach. Then it is fun. One of the reasons I wrote these two books on building dinosaurs was to provide a hands-on way of learning science. I purposely used readily available items too--like coat-hangers and garbage twist-ties--to make the project accessible. And in T.REX TO GO you'll learn everything from why lions have more stamina than crocodiles, to how cracks can cause airplanes to crash.
I wrote both books for adults, with youngsters in mind. Building a dinosaur makes a great family project, or school activity, and I've had lots of photographs and letters from those who have done it. Twelve year old A.J. from Massachusetts made a fine T.rex skeleton. He said the skull "looks great!...like it once belonged to a real Tyrannosaurus rex." The project was "Lots of fun! A real sense of accomplishment...". His step-mom said the two books "kept A.J. fascinated over two summers...". Judy, a high-school teacher from Colorado, had her class build a herd of Tyrannosaurus, following their success with Apatosaurus. She said the project, "was challenging, exciting, engaging to all--and fun. I can think of no better hands-on anatomy project."
I am really interested to hear how people get on with their dinosaurs, and would like to see photographs of their creations.
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