June 14, 2013
There is a great series of books called Graphic Dinosaurs. They are full of facts, pictures and a great comic book style story about dinosaurs. Elasmosaurus The Long-Necked Swimmer begins by describing this dinosaur with facts and pictures. Then, there is a story about a baby elasmosaurus and his adventure in the sea. Although the story is fictitious, the scientific findings support the story. The story reads like a comic book. It shows dinosaurs attacking others and eating them. It is fascinating reading – one you can read to a child again and again. The information is well documented and can be a great help to all ages studying dinosaurs. After the story there is a page called “Fossil Evidence” that shows an actual skeleton of an elasmosaurus and explanation of fossils. There is a page called “Animal Gallery” that shows the animals in the story, their sizes and how they compare to a human size. A short glossary and index follow. My only request would be to have a pronunciation guide so we would actually know how to say dolichorhynchops (dole-i-core-in-cops, in case you wanted to know) and several other dinosaur names.
The series of books are a copyright of David West Books. This particular book was written by Gary Jeffrey. Ankylosaurus The Armored Dinosaur was written by David West. Reading this Graphic Dinosaurs series would make a great summer activity. The local library is a super resource!