Fossil by Fossil Published

January 10, 2018

Fossil by Fossil book coverAssistant Professor Sara Levine has published Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones, the latest in her award-winning series of science picture books for children. The new book explores the comparative anatomy of dinosaur bones using an interactive, question-answer format.

From the Amazon description:

What dinosaur would you be if you had a bony ridge rising from the back of your skull and three horns poking up from the front?

Answer: a triceratops!

This picture book will keep you guessing as you find out how human skeletons are like—and unlike—those of dinosaurs!

The picture book series, written by Levine and illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth, also includes Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons (Lerner Books 2013) and Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers (Lerner Books 2016).

A review from the blog "There Is a Book for That," puts Fossil by Fossil and the other books in Levine's series on its must-read list for kids, saying:

"It's not just the engaging nature of these titles—the way they ask questions—Imagine if . . . What kind of animal would you be if . . . ? What if you only had . . .? The magic is in the asking us to think of ourselves in a completely different way as we compare ourselves to animals. The questions instantly generate more questions and the trying to guess the animals is hugely exciting. As soon as we start asking the questions and revealing the illustrations which give little hints, everyone in the room is hooked."

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