Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh


Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh

No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what colour dinosaurs were? Or if their flesh was scaly or feathered? Could that fierce T.rex have been born with spots? In a first for young readers, the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-colour paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. You can follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.


Required reading for serious dinophiles.

Readers will come away from this excellent book with a new appreciation for dinosaur imagery and for the talented paleoartists who produce it.

starred review A stellar look at the methods paleoartists employ to bring dinosaurs to life on paper. . . . A terrific package that will draw in browsers and serve report writers while inspiring young artists to consider applying their skills to this enthralling field.

starred review Thimmesh raises good questions, find some intriguing answers, and leaves others for readers to ponder.

This is the kind of information that can lure in readers beyond the usual dino hounds, so casual museumgoers with kids with an interest in forensic reconstructions whould find the topic of interest too.

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64 pages


Catherine Thimmesh
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Publication date

4th November 2013



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