Exciting graphic novel format captures the imagination of reluctant readersPopular subject that particularly appeals to boysEach book includes a contents page, glossary, dinosaur gallery and indexPhotographs of fossils show readers how scientists found out about the dinosaur behaviour and life cycles described in the booksSelected for the School Library Association's Riveting Reads: Boys into Books 5-11 reading list, commissioned by the DCSF.
Written and produced by David West Children's Books.
A dramatic cover illustration of bared teeth and imminent battle leads in to a book with graphic-comic style frames and wording giving information through realistic storytelling. The aim is a reading age of around 7 with a much broader, and older, appeal in subject matter and treatment. This is one of a series of four, Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor are the others. All have clearly organised pages giving additional information, photos of fossil remains, and sections on research into dinosaur characteristics, as well as the picture-strip focus. Boys into Books 5-11 (School Library Association)