ROBERT IRWIN DINOSAUR HUNTER: BIG BOOK OF DINOSAURS
( Random House, softcover, $ 19.95)
THIS one’s actually been on the shelves of bookstores for quite some months now, but is worth a mention for the dinophiles out there. While I’m personally not a great fan of the whole turning- a- child- into- acelebrity thing, the book really is a veritable treasure trove of information, presented in an appealing and approachable way for young readers.
There is information on a range of dinosaurs, their vital statistics, fascinating facts and noteworthy features, the different periods, great dinosaur collections of the world, recent discoveries, loads of photos and illustrations, and a glossary.