Fossil by Fossil
Comparing Dinosaur Bones
From the Series Animal by Animal
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!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9.25 x 11|
|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, and Reviewed|
- Texas Topaz Reading List
- Cook Prize Honor Book
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year Outstanding Merit
“[An] engaging dino collection.”—Booklist
“Another ‘humerus’ study in comparative anatomy.”—Kirkus Reviews
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.
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.