Everyone knows that Tyrannosaurus rex is the huge dinosaur with sharp claws and tiny arms. But in this appealing level 2 picture book from acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart, you'll learn that T. rex is not the only tyrannosaur that existed in prehistoric times.
In the last fifteen years, scientists have found many tyrannosaurs, including one with a really long pointy nose. The New York Times bestselling coauthor of this book, Dr. Steve Brusatte, went to China in order to help ID the dinosaur that he would give the nickname Pinocchio Rex!
This book is the perfect overview of the exciting new discoveries in the land of tyrannosaurs. Read and find out how tyrannosaurs evolved-from the tiny Dilong to the enormous T. rex. The book also includes an infographic, activity, and glossary, as well as "Dr. Steve Says" sidebars that give readers insight into what it felt like for Dr. Steve to be involved with the discovery of P. Rex!
This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science and nature books for young readers. Hurricane Watch, her first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out title, was recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rainforests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. You can visit her online at www.melissa-stewart.com. Julius Csotonyi is a natural history illustrator with a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Manitoba. He is widely recognized for his masterful paleo artwork. Dr. Csotonyi's work is in museums and in the National Geographic Society collection. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. You can visit him online at www.csotonyi.com. Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs. He helped identify Pinocchio rex as a tyrannosaur. Through his fieldwork he has discovered dinosaur fossils in many places around the world. Dr. Brusatte wrote Day of the Dinosaurs and Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.