Review for Read All About Dinosaurs

Review for Read All About Dinosaurs

Read All About Dinosaurs, Claire Throp, Triceratops, NO FEATHERS, children's books, Non-fictionI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

The second dinosaur book I got from Netgalley in the current batch of books and I was hoping that this would be one with reptiles… not those feathery bird things that I don’t like.

I really loved how colourful the book was, BUT, it did bring me back to doing presentations in elementary school. Filling a big paper with pictures and along with that text, preferably with bright colours. And that is essentially what this book was. Chapters featuring dinos on land/sea, meat or veggie. Short text with facts along with a picture of a dinosaur doing its thing. I understand that this is for little kids who can just read, but I feel that more work could have gone in making it more a book and less a presentation turned into a book. You can still keep it simple, just make it more attractive and fun.

The pictures were perfect, I really liked the style, how they seem to be more photographs, as if someone just casually snapped a photograph of a T-rex. 😛

AND, even more importantly, no feathers! Or well, maybe that some dinos had a bit of a fuzz, but that is it. My raptors still look my precious raptors, murderous and reptile. Other dinos as well. The book does discuss that feathers may have been on dinos, but leaves it at that. Thank you. Big plus point.

All in all, I had fun reading this one and I loved the pictures.

Star rating, 3 stars

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