Well, well, well. What do you know about that? We’ve received another book on dinosaurs for the boys and boy are they excited. The last book was Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures: Step Into a Prehistoric World and Xavier is still wanting to read it over and over again.
This time, we received Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds: 30 Fascinating Topics for Dinosaur Detectives Explained in Half a Minute! Although this book is a bit advanced for Xavier, Thaddeus still loves reading about dinosaurs and loves getting new books about them.
Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds
This fresh and exciting book takes young readers on a fascinating journey from the development of the first life forms on the planet to the emergence of the dinosaurs–and their eventual extinction.
Thirty key topics explore these fascinating creatures, how they evolved, what they ate, their social behavior, what they looked like, and how we have come to understand them from their fossilized remains.
Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colorful artwork. Fun active ‘missions’ support the topics and encourage kids to find out more.
Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds is a 96-page, soft cover book for children ages 9-12.
About the Author
Sean Callery was a journalist before he became a primary school teacher. He now combines teaching with writing books for children. He writes both fiction and nonfiction and has a passion for history having published several books on Titanic and the two world wars.
Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds is a super educational book on dinosaurs. I love how it has a “30 seconds” area that goes into detail about the topic and then a “3-second sum-up”. There are also 3-minute missions you can do. The illustrations in the book are great, and the coloring captures the attention of the reader.
The book has been divided into sections, which is excellent. First, you learn about how life begins. Then, you learn about how the dinosaurs arrived. Next, is the Jurassic Period and Cretacious Period. Finally, you learn about how we know about dinosaurs.