Review of the Dinosaur Detectives Handbook

Every book and publication that is put into the Everything Dinosaur shop goes through a review process.  Our dinosaur experts will read it, one of our qualified teachers will assess its child friendliness and educational qualities and perhaps most importantly of all, it will be looked at by children from the age group that it is aimed at to gather their opinions.

The new Dinosaur Detectives Handbook has just gone through this extensive process and came out the other side with a big thumbs up!

This spiral bound, book, designed to look like the sort of field guide you would take on a nature walk is jam packed with facts and information on dinosaurs.  Fifty different dinosaurs are featured.  The book reminded us of the sort of invaluable note book that we use when we are mapping a palaeontological dig site.

The Dinosaur Detectives Handbook

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur Detectives

The book includes maps, stickers, fact files, scale drawings and lots of illustrations and for each dinosaur, readers can make their own notes, add  a picture and tick-off where they might have seen it – on television, in films, books or online.

Thanks to the dinosaur experts and researchers at Everything Dinosaur, most of the prehistoric animals featured in the book can be found on our web log or at Everything Dinosaur’s home web site (hint to all those dinosaur detectives).

To view the Everything Dinosaur web site: Everything Dinosaur.

All in all, the book represents extremely good value.  It is aimed at children aged 5 years and above and it really gets them into the subject.  There is even a handy glossary at the back to explain some of the more difficult words and we love the fact that a pronunciation guide for those long dinosaur names is provided.

A real winner!