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Designer/maker of hand knitted, hand crafted, handmade items, avid collector and reluctant seller of vintage china, mum, home-educator and book lover. Blogging about our crafts and makes, our home education journey, and reviews of books we use.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Book Review: World's Scariest Dinosaurs

Continuing on from our review of Dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex (published by Raintree), comes a review of a dinosaur book for slightly more advanced readers, World's Scariest Dinosaurs, by Rupert Matthews, from the Extreme Dinosaurs series published by Raintree.

Intended to interest reluctant readers - with Young Sir being a prime example - or to encourage further study of a topic of interest.  This book is actually way beneath Young Sir's real reading capabilities, but he thoroughly enjoyed reading it, whereas he sometimes struggles with the 'chapter books' he's handed at school.

World's Scariest Dinosaurs still has the same nice large font and relatively simple words of the beginner books, but has moved on to a small paragraph per page - perhaps two or three sentences - rather than just one sentence, so is ideal for improving readers and to encourage progression.  The book also contains the same vivid, imagination-inspiring illustrations found in its baby cousin, Dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I do think though, that having read this book, Young Sir is no longer under the impression that any dinosaur was cute and cuddly!!

Highly recommended read, particularly for boys who aren't keen on reading but love dinosaurs.

World's Scariest Dinosaurs


The paperback version won't be published until February 2013, but the hardback is available via Amazon, using this link.  World's Scariest Dinosaurs (Extreme Dinosaurs)


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