Armored and Dangerous
Dino Times Trivia
Author: Howard Zimmerman
Age Group: 5-8
How did Scutellosaurus (skoo-tel-oh-SOR-uhss) protect itself from an attack by a hungry enemy?
Answer: The dinosaur’s armor was so strong that a predator would break its teeth trying to bite through it!
This is just one of the many fascinating facts kids will discover as they learn all about the armored
animals of the dinosaur age. Armored and Dangerous uses an engaging question-and-answer format that
makes reading fun for emergent and early readers. With large, full-color illustrations, a fascinating “Fact
Box” on every two-page spread, and grade-appropriate text, this book is sure to be a hit with all young
Sensationalized titles and action-packed covers should draw interest to this well-conceived introduction to
dinosaurs. A sentence or two offers a key fact about the animal with follow-up data in a brief question-
and-answer format. In each volume, a size chart, a fact box, and the phonetic pronunciation of the name,
along with its meaning, provide further basics. Each spread features an effective full-color painting of the
dinosaur in action; most add a smaller illustration showing bones, spot details, or modern animal
relatives. A handy map and time chart identify where and when each species lived, rounding out the well-
Each volume profiles eight dinosaurs or other prehistoric creatures. Left-hand pages include pronunciation
guides, helpful to-scale comparison to humans, and a few facts. On the right are full-page... illustrations
of the creatures in action. Maps of where the species' fossils have been found and timelines showing
when they lived are appended.
Through bright color illustrations and vivid headings, readers are introduced to a millennium of unfamiliar
dinosaurs. Avid dino-philes will discover new species from all eras, while budding enthusiasts will
encounter familiar dinosaurs like the ferocious T-Rex. Pronunciation guides help beginning readers
decode strange new names, but the large words will still be intimidating. Numerous graphics help to
balance the slight amount of text.