How To Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs: A Handy Guide to Dodging Deadly Predators, Riding Out Mega-Monsoons, and Escaping Other Perils of the Prehistoric

National Geographic. May 2023. 96p. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781426372827.
Gr 2-4–Could you survive in the age of dinosaurs? This guidebook answers the question by encouraging readers to imagine themselves as a time traveler who must survive in prehistoric style. Using tracking skills and dinosaur identification, readers can perfectly picture themselves searching for food, and to keep themselves from becoming food to the largest creatures to ever walk on the planet. Each period has more than just dinos to contend with—they pack some deadly natural disasters, like volatile volcanoes in the Permian and mega monsoons in the Triassic. There’s also helpful advice on how to stay safe, including how to sleep in a tree to keep from being eaten by prowling predators. In classic NatGeo style (tons of callouts, fast facts, and bold graphics), this book features a riot of color and information that will immediately draw in readers. Though these titles tend not to be hardy when it comes to circulation, it’s usually due to an abundance of love from book-ovores. Don’t let that dissuade you from purchasing; this is a unique presentation of dinosaur facts that blends in an excellent Man vs. Wild element.
VERDICT Don’t leave your time period without this fun guidebook!

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