Thomas el T.rex/Thomas the T.rex

El viaje de un joven dinosaur a Los Angeles/The Journey of a Young Dinosaur to
Thomas el T.rex/Thomas the T.rex: El viaje de un joven dinosaur a Los Angeles/The Journey of a Young Dinosaur to Los Angeles. illus. by Gayle Garner Roski. 40p. CIP. East West Discovery. 2011. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-0-9832278-2-3. LC 2011018247.
Gr 3–6—In this book based on a true story, two cousins who belong to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's Junior Scientist Club go on an excavation trip to Montana. While there, they discover "Thomas," one of the 10 most complete T. rex skeletons in the world. The text is easily understood in both English and Spanish. The watercolor illustrations help readers visualize the various archaeological steps involved in a dig. Dinosaur fans will enjoy being part of this discovery. A bilingual "Facts about Thomas" table is appended.—Ana-Elba Pavon, Oakland Public Library, CA
Thomas and Rita accompany an archaeologist to Montana to search for dinosaur fossils. Improbably, Thomas makes a major find within moments of arrival. This book was written for an exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; with its preposterous plot and amateurish illustrations, it may not even sell in their bookstore. The appended photographs and notes are more interesting.

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