A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, February 10, 2012

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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