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How Big Were DinosaursE they REALLYWith kid friendly text and seriously silly illustrations this fact filled book puts dinosaurs next to modern animals so that you can see exactly how they size u. The illustrations are beautiful And I love the idea of the book to compare the sizes of dinosaurs to animals alive todayBut I hate that even this beautiful book sends weird messages to my daughter 19 images of people in the book 3 of whom are women a dental hygienist an artist and a housewife wielding a broom and wearing an apron All children are boys So I guess women are still the second sex and menboys are the default Also everyone's white And the sizes of dinosaur parts are compared to the height of a man the length of a man's arm Would it have killed us to talk about a person or a person's arm Nothing exact here the average height of a woman or a man in Sweden or the US or France is not the same And all dinosaurs are 'he' for some reason So yes thank you to this little book for reinforcing gender bias for no particular reason
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How Big Were Dinosaurs? review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a Velociraptor for a walk or try to brush a Tyrannosaur's teeth We think of dinosaurs as colossal giants but how big were they REALLYWith kid friendly text and seriously silly illustrations this fact filled book puts dP And a huge fold out chart compares the dinos to each other from the tiniest Microraptor to Argentinosaurus the largest animal to ever walk the landAn NPR Best Book of 2013. Review from my 8 year old sonI felt I already knew a lot about dinosaurs already but I learned some new things from this book like I never knew how much bigger the Argentiosaurus was than the T rex Cool comparisons
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a Velociraptor for a walk or try to brush a Tyrannosaur's teeth We think of dinosaurs as colossal giants but how big wer. At the Explore•a•Saurus exhibit at the Boston Children's Museum my 23 month old nibling brought this over and I saw my mom pull out a multi page spread and was intrigued and got a library copyThe illustrations are fun depicting humans and other modern day animals interacting with the dinosaurs to give a sense of their size and often their behavior as well alongside the textThough I'm pedantic and the spread that says Tyrannosaurus Rex had a skul nearly as long as a man is tall Imagine cleaning the 9 inch long teeth of this fearsome meat eater I looked at the illustration of a nervous looking dentist and thought I can't see much of her body but proportionally I think she's taller than the T Rex's head and his teeth look to be about the size of her hands so that's definitely not 9 inchesAnother reviewer noted that All of the dinosaurs are he and are measured according whether they were longer than a man's arm or nearly as long as a man is tall and halfway through reading aloud my seven year old shifted into reading it inclusively instead taking away from the text itself All of the humans in the book are boys or men save two a woman in an apron like dress shooing a dinosaur with a broom and a dental hygienist brushing another dinosaur's teeth As an aside I appreciated BCM's stacking the deck with books by female authors in that room Born to be giants how baby dinosaurs grew to rule the world Lita Judge Boy were we wrong about dinosaurs Kathleen V Kudlinski ; illustrated by SD Schindler How big were dinosaurs Lita Judge Saturday night at the dinosaur stomp Carol Diggory Shields ; illustrated by Scott Nash Dinosaur dance by Sandra Boynton