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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Hardcover – October 11, 2011
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This book was clearly designed for younger kids, because it has large print, pronunciation guides for all the dinosaur names, and imagination style questions associated with each dinosaur, like "if you could have a pet dinosaur, what would you name it?" for the micropachycephalosaurus. But children pick up the names very quickly, and soon you will find that they can remember the names of all the dinosaurs in the book just by looking at the picture.
My favorite part of the book was the list of activities at the very end to continue your experience once you have finished looking over the book. The book has several suggestions that could be applied to varying ages and skill levels, from playing predator-prey, a hide and seek style game where you pretend to be dinosaurs, to the alphabet game, where you list each letter of the alphabet and try to find a dinosaur name to go with each one.
If you are looking for a dinosaur book for older kids, there is also the "National Geographic Kids First Book of Big Dinosaurs", not to be confused with this book for "Little" kids. In that book, they use a similar format, but have many more dinos and a lot more general information about dinosaur habits, but no activities page.
However... after having the book for only 4 weeks the binding is starting to come apart... My son has been an avid reader (or rather, a lover of books as he doesn't read yet... but he frequently looks at books on his own) since he was very little and was taught how to handle books from a very young age. What I mean to say is that it isn't coming apart because a three year old has ravaged it... It has had the same amount of wear and tear as if an adult were reading it. Unfortunately I have had to tape a number of pages at the binding in hopes that they won't fall out. This is a favorite book at our house and I can only hope it holds up. I am shocked at such poor construction... I am not sure I would buy a new copy if the pages start falling out of this one only to have it (probably) happen again.