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The Greatest Dinosaur Ever

Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Which dinosaur was the greatest? Was it the tallest, the biggest, the strongest, the smartest, the weirdest, the fastest, or the smallest? Or was it the oldest bird, the best parent, the one with the best night vision, the best armor, or the longest tail spikes? In this picture book from Brenda Z. Guiberson, fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite dinosaurs!

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Praise for The Greatest Dinosaur Ever

"From the writer and illustrator of Life in the Boreal Forest (2009) and Frog Song (2013), here’s another handsome book for the science shelves." - Booklist
 

*"Whether read aloud or pored over individually, this book is sure to please anyone who has ever wondered about dinosaurs." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Frog Song:

*“Guiberson speaks of frog voices as a beacon. . . . Spirin’s paintings make this a book to treasure.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

*“Guiberson speaks of frog voices as a beacon. . . . Spirin’s paintings make this a book to treasure.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Life in the Boreal Forest:

“This nonfiction book shows why the boreal forest, home to a unique ecosystem of plants and animals, is as big and important as tropical rain forests.” —USA Today

* “Gorgeously intricate illustrations perfectly complement equally evocative text in this introduction to the great northern, or boreal, forest, which sprawls across the entire northern hemisphere. . . . Guiberson and Spirin manage to successfully convey the beauty and majesty of this forest and its denizens in two dimensions, and a list of organizations devoted to preserving the forest provides further information. An author’s note adds urgency to the message about the importance of preservation.” —Booklist, starred review

“Taking readers through the seasons, Guiberson and Spirin present a verbal and pictorial treasury for nature lovers and young researchers alike.” —School Library Journal

“Beautiful and useful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Each of the stunning paintings in this catalog of the boreal forest, the great northern forest, is breathtakingly beautiful. They are in the style of Audubon and other great naturalist painters. They breathe life into the creatures, give texture to their fur and feathers and capture a sense of place.” —The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrations by Gennady Spirin

  • Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including Frog Song, Life in the Boreal Forest, Moon Bear, The Emperor Lays an Egg, and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

    Gennady Spirin is the illustrator of Frog Song and Life in the Boreal Forest. He has been awarded five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the first prize in both the Bologna and Barcelona International Book Fairs, and has been chosen four times for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • Brenda Z. Guiberson Mary M. Gallagher
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The Greatest Dinosaur Ever

Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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