Kids Can Press, $16.95, 32 pages
On a morning millions of years ago, a young ankylosaur soaks up the sun as the bat-like pterosaurs circle in the air overhead. Strong armored plates cover his back. He is still a baby but he is already as big as a truck! He is hungry for breakfast, but while he hunts for his food, a meat-eating dinosaur wants to make him a meal! Ankylosaur Attack is part of the Tales of Prehistoric Life series written by Daniel Loxton. Will the ankylosaur’s strong armor and heavy clubbed tail protect him from the T-Rex’s jaws and teeth? Loxton and Jim Smith’s illustrations are computer generated. Readers will feel like they are in a scene of a movie. The dinosaurs move through different landscapes. Boys and girls interested in science and dinosaurs will enjoy reading about the ankylosaur, a dino that doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other giant creatures. The end of the book features facts about the Ankylosaur and Tyrannosaurs Rex. Teachers will find this to be an excellent resource that will encourage students to think critically about life as it was millions of years ago.
Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin