Fossil by Fossil

Comparing Dinosaur Bones

From the Series Animal by Animal

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

What dinosaur would you be if you had a bony ridge rising from the back of your skull and three horns poking up from the front?

Answer: a triceratops!

This picture book will keep you guessing as you find out how human skeletons are like—and unlike—those of dinosaurs!

Format Your Price
978-1-4677-9489-3
$19.99
978-1-5124-9861-5
$29.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Science
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003050, JNF037050
Dewey 567.9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 650
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195442
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Texas Topaz Reading List, Winner, 2019
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year Outstanding Merit, Winner, 2019
  • Cook Prize Honor Book, Runner-up, 2019

Reviews

Booklist

“[An] engaging dino collection.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Another ‘humerus’ study in comparative anatomy.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sara Levine

Sara Levine is an author, educator and veterinarian. Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020). Her books have received a number of awards including AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Utah Beehive Book Award, Cook Prize finalist, Monarch Award master list, and Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year.

Illustrator: T.S Spookytooth

T.S Spookytooth has been illustrating for many years. Throughout these years of brandishing a paintbrush, he has explored the diverse fields of children’s picture books; magazine and newspaper illustrations; and advertising, packaging, and illustrating for websites. When not working on illustration commissions, he likes to find time to work on many of his own personal projects. He keeps these projects locked in a suitcase but sometimes he forgets where he left the key. An ideal day for Mr. Spookytooth is to ponder and then to draw these ponderings. Some food is fitted in along the way followed by more ponderings and the occasional readjustment of his bow tie, but ponderings are the main order of the day. He also lives in a house with Mrs. Spookytooth and thankfully she is fond of a ponder as well . . . and is good at finding lost keys.

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Animal by Animal

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books from educator and veterinarian Sara Levine and illustrator T.S Spookytooth explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide… View available downloads →