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The Big Dinosaur Dig (DK Readers: Level 3)

by Esther Ripley

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Review: This informational text is full of important information that some children will really enjoy. The pictures that go along with the text are very vivid and help the reader understand the information.

Summary: This book is about an archeologist named Josh Smith and his crew. The story begins with talking about what archeologist do and the history behind it. It talks about the obstacles that they went through while doing their job like sandstorms. The book talks about the thrill that Josh goes through when he discovers something amazing.

Argument: I really enjoyed reading this informational text. I have never heard about Josh Smith the archeologist before reading this book, and I don't think many children have either. I like how the story talks about Josh's early life and how he became an archeologist. The story also explains in depth what an archeologist does. ( )
  knold1 | Oct 27, 2014 |
This is a great introduction to chapter books for young children. The book is presented in chapters, but has background pictures and images to correspond with the text. This book is also great because it contains great vocabulary and real sentences and lots of dialogue. For example there are many new words presented on each page, like fossil and pickaxe, and chisel. These words allow the student to truly understand the new information presented, and to also pick up new vocabulary. Children will enjoy this book because it is about dinosaurs and because there are real images of dinosaurs and people digging for fossils. ( )
  CaittBitt | Nov 21, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789492903, Paperback)

Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archaeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:29 -0400)

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Discusses the work of paleontologists searching in the Sahara desert for dinosaur fossils in 2000.

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