Top positive review
Perfect for aspiring young paleontolgists
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
tl;dr- This book may be small, but it's perfect for little hands to carry around. The text is advanced for pre- and emergent readers, but the plentiful pictures make this little (thick) book accessible to dinosaur aficionados of all ages. Highly recommended for any budding paleontologist.
We purchased this book a year ago for our kids (then dd was 6 and ds was 4). I was a bit surprised by the small dimensions, though it is a very thick book. The first few months, our kids took it outside to use as a field guide for their "dinosaur expeditions." It got lost during a particularly engaging afternoon, and was slightly damaged from morning dew when recovered a week later. The fact that it was still quite usable is a testament to the quality of materials used to make this book.
We bought a second copy so that each kid would have their own, and once again the small size proved an asset. They were each able to carry their book and and a steno book in their little backpacks during several visits to the dino exhibition at our local science center. By that time, they had memorized the page numbers of their favorite dinosaurs and had no problem finding the pictures of the dinos on display.
The text is a little advanced for the pre-k through 1st grade crowd, but it's in small snippets that aren't too onerous for an adult to briefly read aloud. Not really a storytime book; it is an encyclopedia after all.