So Cool! Dinos (National Geographic Kids: So Cool!)

by Crispin Boyer (Author)

So Cool! Dinos (National Geographic Kids: So Cool!)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Those sharp, pointy teeth! Those terrifying claws! Those long necks and pointy spines! Let's face it ... dinosaurs are SO COOL! And, well, so is this book!

Dinos ruled Earth millions of years ago, and they came in all shapes and sizes. Some even had feathers! From the mighty T. rex to teeny-tiny microraptors, this book is jam-packed with dino-mite info about your favorite dinosaurs. Blending awesome dinosaur art with silly quips, it is sure to delight young readers and prehistoric creature enthusiasts alike.

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • Brief, humorous text well-suited for young readers
  • Informational fact boxes about when dinosaurs lived on Earth, stats about supercool dinos like Tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur feathers, and more
  • Incredible and factually-accurate dinosaur illustrations with imagined inner dialogue that will have the whole family laughing

Little kids who are delighted by dinos will love this playful and engaging book. It's the perfect little reader to get kids' brains buzzing and keep them laughing while learning!

Complete your collection with other titles in the So Cute/So Cool line: So Cute! Puppies, So Cute! Pandas, So Cute! Koalas, So Cute! Penguins, So Cool! Frogs, So Cool! Leopards, So Cool! Sharks

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3--Whether dinosaurs are the size of a chicken or a building, this book proclaims that all of them are "so cool!" This irreverent introductory text leans into that message, highlighting some basic and fun facts for young dinosaur fans, along with a hefty dose of silliness. One of the first installments in the new "So Cool/So Cute" series, the book has large, realistic illustrations and text features common to nonfiction, with a high level of accessibility. Most spreads feature a concept presented in two or three sentences, sometimes with an insert providing greater detail. The facing page features a digital illustration labeled with the dinosaur's name and pronunciation, and a pithy speech bubble nearby (e.g., "Nice to EAT you!"). Dinosaur books are always in demand, and the humor and design of this text will appeal to many young readers. It will be especially appreciated by independent readers who want to engage with more mature-looking material without hitting their frustration threshold. VERDICT A goofy and accessible introduction to dinosaurs that is likely to have broad appeal. Recommended for general purchase.--Elizabeth Lovsin

Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Crispin Boyer
CRISPIN BOYER lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose.

His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, Return of the Missing Lynx, won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of 2015's top picks for reluctant young-adult readers.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
National Geographic Kids
Publication date
February 20, 2022
National Geographic Kids
BISAC categories
JNF003050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JNF028000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Humor | General
JNF025150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Prehistoric
Library of Congress categories

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