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"...this book is a must addition to any young dinosaur enthusiast looking for more on these creatures." -- Dino Russ's Lair
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 760L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (June 24, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375823034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375823039
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Moreton on February 13, 2010
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O.K.- wow, where has Bob Bakker been all my life? Well, at least for the last 1.5 years since my daughter became interested in dinosaurs. Raptor Pack is a fabulous chapter book for grade school readers, but also for preschoolers who love dinos, like my 3.5 year old. The book tells the story of a deinonychus pack hunting in the uncertain wild world of the Cretaceous Period, then explains how Bakker A REAL PALEONTOLOGIST was on the Montana dig in the 1960s that discovered the first 'terrible claw' of this new raptor. He explains its discovery, study and the reconstruction of this animals appearance, hunting and hiding behavior and life. So it's not yet another dino book with a dumb-down story. This book challenges young dino-lovers with engaging information - it has a compelling narrative, an explanation of scientific methodology and is illustrated with descriptive, dynamic scenes from the recreated dinosaurs' life.

Bakker is a great story-teller and enlivens his stories with just the right amount of fun word play (he calls herbivores 'veggie-saurs' - totally funny for my 3.5 year old) and plot (the raptors climb a tree to sleep and then spit up on the enormous carnivore trying to hunt them). Though my 3.5 year old is not reading on her own yet, she loves listening to the story in the book, and hearing about the 'terrible claw' - and seeing how it compares to an eagle claw (this is a visual and written comparison in the book - again, one of Bakker's talents - making the info relevant to people of all ages) and how it was used by Deinonychus. My daughter was so inspired by Bakker's story, she has been telling everyone that she wants to be a "Stegosaur Paleontologist" (her favorite dinosaur). I told her she better pack her bags for Montana then - and not discount any OTHER non-Stegosaur fossils she finds (!)

Bakker has written other dinosaur books, whose delivery we are eagerly awaiting. And you can't beat the price ($4!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Science-Minded on September 25, 2009
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Charismatic, colorful paleontologist Robert Bakker has written some terrific children's books. This one doubles as a primer in scientific reasoning.

First Bakker presents a dramatic "day in the life" of some dromaeosaurs (aka "raptor" dinosaurs). Then he explains what evidence supports his scenario.

This is pretty sophisticated stuff. For instance, he explains dinosaurs (like sharks) constantly shed and replaced their teeth throughout their lives. Teeth tended to fall out during meals, so it's common to find loose raptor teeth along with the remains of butchered prey animals. Did raptors share meals with their young? If so, we might predict that baby and juvenile raptor teeth would be found at the same sites where there are lots of adult raptor teeth. Bakker's team tested and confirmed the prediction.

Other questions featured in the book include: Did raptors hunt in groups? Could raptors climb trees? And did raptors (like owls) regurgitate bones after a meal?

The 48 page reader is beautifully illustrated and well worth repeated readings. Highly recommended for school kids!

- Parenting Science
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CHRISTOPHER DAY on May 22, 2012
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If you've read Palentologist Robert T Bakker's excellent book 'Raptor Red' ,
your gonna love this.
Aimed at the 'learning to read' market, it is however an excellent exploration
of the Raptors world ,in a day to day living sense.
Packed with illustrations & Bakker's excellent writing style , very soon you
are living with this pack.
At the same time the science is not lost & the evidence for his conclusions
are presented clearly.

If only he would write more.

Engaging for a 'learning to read' book , fascinating for a glimpse into this
supreme predators lifestyle.

Chris D
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By A. Caldwell on November 19, 2013
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My five year old daughter loves to read this book with me. We checked it out from the library and she liked it so much that we bought our own copy. My 7 year old son also likes this book. I thought parts of it might gross her out (this is a book about a meat-eating dinosaur), but she finds it really interesting. The drawings are realistic, but not gory or over-the-top. It is a very informative and a good length, without being boring or too technical. The book provides a balanced mix of a "day in the life of a raptor" narrative and archealogical technique, which I think keeps the book going at a good pace and keeps both of my children's interest. They ask good questions and actually like to laugh about the "gross parts." (ex. Raptors burp up undigested bones like owls do! Ewww, dinosaurs burp! Hahahaha.)
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By stephanie on July 5, 2013
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My five year old just loves to read and is reading at a 4th grade level which makes it difficult to find books to interest her because as the older a child gets, the more questionable some of the reading becomes, but this did the trick, there were not words like: stupid, fat, dumb, but it still had a story line.
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