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I Am Not a Dinosaur!
Way back in time, astonishing creatures lived on our planet. But they weren’t all dinosaurs! In this fun, fascinating book, you’ll meet some of these amazing prehistoric creatures, from a very big fish with 7-inch teeth to a flying reptile. Based on specimens in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, I Am NOT a Dinosaur! uses riddle-like rhymes and bright illustrations to reveal 16 creatures. With an introduction from the Macaulay Curator and Chair of Paleontology at the Museum, Dr. Mark A. Norell, the book also features short notes, fossil photos, and an illustrated timeline to explain everything, simply and clearly, to even the youngest dinosaur hunter.
By Will Lach
Illustrated by Jonny Lambert
Scientific Review by Dr. Mark A. Norell
Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books April 19, 2016
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 x 10.9 inches
Publisher Weekly Review:
Ancient creatures use the declaration of the title to defiantly assert their non-dino status in a picture book distinguished by crisp, marble-textured graphics and lively rhymes, written in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History. “My hunger for vegetables has no bounds./ I’m 10 feet long and 1,000 pounds!/ The Americas are where I explore.../ but—I am not a dinosaur,” reveals a glyptodont, a large relative of the armadillo seen huffily chewing on a plant. Other featured animals include a woolly mammoth, pterosaur, and Neanderthal child; a helpful closing page reveals what does constitute a dinosaur, including their connection to modern-day birds.