Uneversaurus by Professor Potts.
Guaranteed to fly off of your dinosaur shelves, the huge eye on the cover of the book changes to a reflection of a dinosaur when held in a different way.
This nonfiction book for children offers speculation on what dinosaurs may have looked like. Were they like today’s reptiles? Did they use flashy defenses? Could they change color with their environment? No one knows. My favorite line from the book is: “Trying to guess what color dinosaurs were… is like chasing the end of the rainbow.” The book is full of lovely imagery like that paired with silly cartoon comments from a pair of dinosaurs. The entire format is designed with children firmly in mind.
This book will grab the imagination of children. I would recommend it for art classes so that children can explore the many colors that dinosaurs could be. Also use it for dinosaur units or just to lure children to ask for even more dinosaur information.