First Big Book of Dinosaurs

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National Geographic Books, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 127 pages
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The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.

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User Review  - billiemarie77 - LibraryThing

Summary: This book is a book about dinosaurs big and small in pre historic times. It tells how they lived what they ate their sizes and many other different things from that era of time. Personal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Taylor42 - LibraryThing

With large print and real dinosaur names, this book helps teach the kids about the dinosaurs that they already recognize and love. The prehistoric life comes to life once again in this book and ... Read full review



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Catherine D. Hughes is the author of several books in the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, including Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs, Little Kids First Big Book of Space, and Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean. She also has a degree in early childhood development.

Franco Tempesta is an illustrator who specializes in the depiction of dinosaurs and other primitive mammals. A member of the Italian Illustrators Association, he has worked with National Geographic Children's Books, Random House, and the Smithsonian Institution. His work can be seen in titles such as Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs. Tempesta lives in Verona, Italy. To learn more, visit

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