Dinosaurs in 30 seconds : simply WOW. My son, William (age7), Chief Tester for Entertain the Kids squealed with delight when he saw the book on my desk. I was surprised by how much William already knew about Dinosaurs but William was equally surprised by how little he knew.
Ok, so it took William more than 30 seconds to read it himself but I was able to read it to William and answer his questions in a little over 30 seconds.
I joined William’s Yr1 class on a school trip which included dinosaurs, William and I were able to discuss what we remembered from that visit in this book. An invaluable learning reference, really well written and beautifully illustrated throughout.
Dinosaurs in 30 seconds gets the “thumbs up” from Entertain the Kids.
Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds
30 amazing topics for dinosaur detectives, explained in “half a minute”
Dinosaurs in 30 seconds by Sean Callery
Illustrations by Sam Hubbard
ISBN : 9781782403999
Price : £7.99 (Amazon)
Age : 8+
Colour illustrations throughout
Thirty topics and active missions designed to keep dinosaur detectives and archaeological adventurers on their feet!
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. 30 key topics explore these fascinating creatures, how they evolved, what they ate, their social behaviour, what they looked like, and how we have come to understand them from their fossilised remains.
Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colourful artwork. Fun active ‘missions’ support the topics and encourage kids to find out more.
About Sean Callery
Sean Callery is a children’s writer who has written many books, including titles describing animal life cycles and food chains, as well as a large number of histories. He lives in Oxfordshire, near a quarry where dinosaur remains have been found.
About Sam Hubbard
Sam Hubbard is an illustrator based in Scotland who likes nothing better than telling visual stories. From looking to the great outdoors or nature, he draws inspiration from a great many sources and enjoys seeing how various things he sees and hears work their way into his illustrations.