Bone Collections: Dinosaurs by Camilla de la Bedoyere, Rob Colson

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This handsome, highly illustrated guide to dinosaurs demonstrates how much of our knowledge of prehistoric animals comes from the remains they left behind as fossils. On alternate double page spreads are illustrations of complete dinosaur skeletons, labelled with interesting pieces of information alongside longer text panels. There are colour illustrations too of the dinosaurs as they might have looked – much brighter and more colourful than we used to think. The book covers everything from early fish and trilobites to relatively recent creatures such as mammoths, on earth only 40,000 years ago, with particularly dramatic sections on early predators. An appendix includes a useful timeline and glossary. ~ Andrea Reece


Bone Collections: Dinosaurs by Camilla de la Bedoyere, Rob Colson

A spectacular collection of skeletons from some of the world's most fascinating prehistoric animals. Find out how big a fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex's skull really was or see how an Iguanodon used its thumbs as a secret weapon! Prepare to be amazed by this incredible collection of brilliant bones from some truly astounding prehistoric creatures.

Discover what their bones reveal about how they lived, then take a closer look at the creatures themselves.


This is a fascinating book which will be much enjoyed by dinosur fans of all ages. Overall, this study paperback offers good value for money. Carousel This makes a refreshing change from the CGI-heavy dinosaur books which have been popular about each publishing recently. The information about each animal centers about the central illustration of the skeleton.[...]The texte is in small bite-szed, and is not too complicated, ideal for all abilities at KS2. the School librarian Within the pages can be found dinosaurs, marine reptiles, flying reptiles and prehistoric mammals - it is an absolutely fascinating read packed with incredibly detailed information. At the back of the book there is an easily decipherable timeline as well as two invaluable pages about fossils. The unusual approach to the topic coupled with the stunning presentation will engage children and adults alike. Adventure in Home School This is the sort of book that really appeals to both children and adults and is a book that I will enjoy alongside the children. The book covers a lot and provides a wealth of information on dinosaurs and what their bones tell us about the lives of the dinosaurs. It is all done in a really accessible way and is great to dip in and out of. Let them be small Children will find this unusual approach to a popular subject highly engaging as they enjoy looking at a spectacular collection of skeletons from some of the world's most fascinating prehistoric animals. The eye-catching presentation will grab children's interest and the plethora of facts will amaze. Parents in Touch This one of the best factual Dinosaur books we've seen in ages. Expertly written and produced, fantastically presented and gloriously illustrated. Read it Daddy

About the Author

CAMILLA DE LA BEDOYERE was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books. ROB COLSON is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths and science titles. Previous titles as author: Wayland: Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts).

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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QED Publishing

Publication date

15th June 2015




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