When I was little I had a huge fascination with dinosaurs. I don’t recall what sparked my interest but I recall I had a book (which I still have read to hand on to Daniel and Emma) that my parents bought my from Sainsburys that had a whole selection of Dinosaurs in it.
My favourite dinosaur was the Brontosaurus – I seem to recall they were herbivores so I guess I thought they were a bit nicer than the t-Rex? Who knows. I do know though that I loved that book and would read through it, looking at the pictures a lot. I also recall my auntie taking me to a museum to see the dinosaur skeleton. It must have been the University of Manchester museum thinking back and it’s a museum I’ve taken Daniel and Emma to a couple of times.
There is a whole section there devoted to the dinosaurs and it really is worth a visit if you’re ever in Manchester. QED Publishing recently sent me a bundle of books, and included in them was Bone Collection: Dinosaurs. 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.
There are pages dedicated to individual dinosaurs as well as types of dinosaurs (EG: Thick-skulled, frilled, early land animals etc) and the addition of a glossary and timeline is helpful too.
When I was younger I had a real fascination of history and this prehistoric age – it is the sort of book that would have been read, and read and read again by me and I am going to be saving this one for Daniel and Emma in a few years time when they begin to want to learn about the dinosaurs themselves.
The book is also quite a classy book, and would be lovely as a gift. It has a lovely quality feel to it and I can imagine it being stuffed into a bag, complete with notebook and pen and taken along on a museum visit.
Books like this make me want to have my younger years again – as a teenager I wanted to be an archaeologist, but I never quite managed it! Reading through books like this stirs those dreams and I am sure that it will do that for another young person too.
I am thrilled that QED are offering two of my readers a chance to win their own copy of this wonderful book. To be in with a chance of winning, please complete the rafflecopter form below.
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PS: Whilst I was writing this post I asked Damian if he had a favourite dinosaur, He responded with erm… no…. then a few seconds later followed it up with triceratops – what’s your favourite dinosaur – don’t pretend you don’t have one 🙂
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