Tyrannosaurus Rex: Mighty Meat-Eater by Sheila Hammer. Illustrated by Jason Dove (US) - (Canada)
First Graphics series
Finished: Mar. 121, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, non-fiction, dinosaurs
First sentence: "The ground shakes."
Publisher's Summary: "Roar! Mighty tyrannosaurus rex is on the prowl. With giant jaws and sharp teeth, this predator gets its way. Learn more about this massive dinosaur in Tyrannosaurus Rex: Mighty Meat Eater."
Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.
Reason for Reading: I enjoy this publisher.
Basic easy reader focusing on what we know text between frames, and since this is a factual book without talking animals there are no speech bubbles within the book at all, making it a mix between a picture book and a graphic novel. Thabout how the T-Rex lived and died. Wonderful quality realistic illustrations are delightful and add understanding to the factual text. A simple graphic interface with four frames per two page spread, narrative e detail in this book is quite basic and easy to understand. Not as in depth and detailed as I've found in the other non-fiction titles I've read in the "First Graphics" series. The reading level is at the higher end of the given spread (K-3) and because of the specific topic does contain a few harder words but this would also be perfect for little ones who are reading ahead of age level.
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