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Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled - by Catherine Thimmesh (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Clarion Books

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Book theme: Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Author: Catherine Thimmesh

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2013
TCIN: 77265584
UPC: 9780547991344
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3709
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh unravels the mystery of how we bring to life a creature that no one has ever seen before. Strikingly illustrated with full-color images of some of the most beautiful and accurate dinosaur art available.

Book Synopsis

No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what color dinosaurs were? Or if their flesh was scaly or feathered? Could that fierce T.rex have been born with spots?

In a first for young readers, the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. Follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.

Review Quotes

Required reading for serious dinophiles.

Readers will come away from this excellent book with a new appreciation for dinosaur imagery and for the talented paleoartists who produce it.
--The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

A stellar look at the methods paleoartists employ to bring dinosaurs to life on paper. . . . A terrific package that will draw in browsers and serve report writers while inspiring young artists to consider applying their skills to this enthralling field.
--School Library Journal, starred review

Thimmesh raises good questions, find some intriguing answers, and leaves others for readers to ponder.

This is the kind of information that can lure in readers beyond the usual dino hounds, so casual museumgoers with kids with an interest in forensic reconstructions whould find the topic of interest too.
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

Catherine Thimmesh never expected to be an author, but her books have been recognized as New York Times Book Review Notable Books, a winner of the IRA Children's Book Award, a Sibert Medal winner, Outstanding Science Trade Books, and a Washington Post Top Children's Book, among other awards and honors. She lives with her family in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Visit www.catherinethimmesh.com.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.42 inches length x 11.29 inches width x 9.23 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.17 pounds
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