I stumbled upon this one on sale at one of those discount department store places. What a great find! Each page features one type of dinosaur- one for each letter of the alphabet, what time period it lived during (Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous), a pronunciation guide for its' name, a fact or two about the dinosaur, a symbol to determine if it was a plant eater or meat eater, and a map of the globe and where the dinosaur lived.It also teaches the terms sauropod, hadrosaur and theropod.
My favorite parts are the plant-eater and meat-eater symbols on each page. My 4 and 5 year old really seem to enjoy being able to distinguish something about the dinosaurs on their own since they are only beginning readers.
The only downsides for me were that the book doesn't teach the terms carnivore and herbivore but rather plant-eater and meat-eater. And if your children are not familiar with the Dinosaur Train characters they might be confused on the few pages that feature the name of a character on the show in addition to dinosaur facts.
However, that would not stop me from buying this again and I certainly recommend it. It's a fabulous book, very sturdy, colorful and informative. Probably best for the attention span of ages 3 and up if you're concerned about teaching. It's a bit busy and has a lot of words for the younger ones.
A great supplement to homeschool curriculum or just as a fun educational book.