Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by National Geographic Kids Books
I have a cousin who loves dinosaurs with the passion of a hundred phoenixes and when I gave this book to her, she looked like I had handed her the world. Which, I mean, okay. Reading this book didn’t make me quite that excited but I am not as fond of dinosaurs as she is.
Hannah Bonner writes Dining with Dinosaurs in a very accessible and friendly manner. Kids reading the book will learn a lot about the various eating habits of dinosaurs. The frequent insertion of comics featuring the scientists she consulted in her research adds to the book’s knowledge quotient without making it overwhelming.
And you wouldn’t think it possible but Hannah Bonner manages to insert some humour between paragraphs talking about what dinosaurs ate. The book is friendly to kids who learn visually as it features lots of pictures to go along with the text. Also included is a bibliography which lists the sources Bonner consulted while writing the book. This will be a welcome resource to any kid wanting to do further research. Dining with Dinosaurs would be a wonderful addition to any teacher’s library.