37. How Do We Know About Dinosaurs? by Rebecca Olien

How Do We Know About Dinosaurs? A Fossil Mystery by Rebecca Olien. Illustrated by Katie McDee (US) - (Canada)
First Graphics series

Pages: 24
Ages: 5-8
Finished: Feb. 3, 2012
First Published: Aug. 1, 2011
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, non-fiction
Rating: 3/5

First sentence:  You can look, but you will never find a giant living dinosaur.

Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain how fossils teach us about the dinosaurs."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading:  I enjoy this publisher.

Basic easy reader with detailed information for the minimal text that is provided.  Wonderful quality cartoonish illustrations are delightful and add humour to the factual text.  A simple graphic interface with four frames per two page spread, narrative text between frames, and one comic bubble that leads to the next page.  The reading level is at the higher end of the given spread (K-3) and this would also be perfect for little ones who are reading ahead of age level.


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