The Ultimate Dinosaur

The Ultimate Dinosaur


The Ultimate Dinosaur

 


by
Robert Silverberg

  • Author: Robert Silverberg
  • Type: Mobi type
  • Pages: none
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781591766865
  • Edition Language: English


  • This is one of the quite-a-few dinosaur books that I bought when my son was young. Book The Ultimate Dinosaur He, like me, was fascinated by these marvellous creatures, and we spent hours poring over our collection of books. Now his nephew is likewise fascinated, so much so that I felt it quite appropriate to have a dinosaur book as part of his H U G H Challenge (Hugh is his middle name). Of course, the fact that I didnt own any childrens book that began with the letter U was the primary reason for choosing this, but thats by the by.James had to know the names of every single dinosaur pictured in this book.

    That wasnt necessarily easy. The book is written with the text being most important. Well, thats not entirely true. Perhaps I should say that its an illustrated book, as opposed to many dinosaur books which are primarily about the pictures even when they might have a great deal of text.

    So, I had to go searching through the text for the names of the creatures in the pictures – good use of my scanning skills, but sometimes a little confusing for James (especially when I had to go back a page or two), who isnt yet a sophisticated reader. Hes only had 9 weeks of schooling (not counting kindergarten) and probably 99.99999% of the books that hes had read to him have had the words for the pictures all on the same page.How to judge this book then?

    I have never read it, so I cant give a real assessment. But the pictures are excellent – not the stock standards of so many dinosaur books – and Rupert and now James love it for that. So four stars is appropriate.