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From the ancient Chinese belief that dinosaur bones belonged to dragons, to scientific arguments over whether dinosaur skins were leathery or scaly... Humans have had many theories about these fascinating creatures over the years. Kathleen Kudlinski leads readers on a journey through some of these ideas - from the sensible to the downright wacky - and introduces the idea that history is not set in stone.
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This is an excellent informative read. You might even find yourself borrowing it! --www.supernanny.co.uk
For many children there's nothing to beat a good story, and plenty of adults cherish into adulthood the pleasure of the tales they loved as kids. Other young readers though thirst for facts, not fantasy. Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs is for them. It explains how new discoveries have overturned long-held theories about dinosaurs and freely acknowledges that today's theories may well be regarded as ludicrous by future generations. That's a proposition some readers will find far more intriguing than any work of fiction. --Time Out
This book stands out because it helps young readers to learn about both dinosaurs and the dynamic nature of knowledge. This book poses questions that will interest children, invite them to think in a more than superficial way and encourage them to find out more. --Books for Keeps
Kathleen Kudlinski is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology and Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco. She lives in Connecticut.
S. D. Schindler has illustrated many books for childen, including The Cod's Tale, by Mark Kurlansky and A Confused Hanukkah: An Original Tale of Chem, by Jay Kooms. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. This picture book explores how our ideas about dinosaurs and how they lived have been formed over the years. Delightful illustrations of these perennially popular creatures accompany an expert but engaging text that explains how the science has evolved, and identifies which theories are now believed right, which are thought wrong, and those that are still up for debate. Age 6?9. Seller Inventory # 224610
Book Description Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 10.35x8.27x0.39 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1845079078