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Jurassic Poop

What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind

by Jacob Berkowitz, illustrated by Steve Mack

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published: Aug 2006
ISBN:9781553378600
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Left by an animal long ago, this durable doo-doo survived the long journey through the ages. It started out stinky, but now it's frozen, dried or turned to rock. To a scientist, it's anything but gross --- it's a priceless artifact that can help piece together the puzzle of ancient life.

Funny and informative, Jurassic Poop is flush with amazing facts, stories and activities. Learn how to spot ancient poop imposters. Meet dung detectives getting to the bottom of history's hind-end mysteries. Find out how poop gets preserved and discover what it can tell us about dinosaurs, humans and many other animals from long ago. So hold your nose and take a journey back in time to see what tales ancient poop has to tell.

About the Authors
Jacob Berkowitz is a science writer who lives near Ottawa, Ontario. He has written for The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and other publications. Jurassic Poop is his first book for children.
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Steve Mack is a children's book and greeting card illustrator. He lives in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his wife and two children.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice
  • Winner, Science Writing Award, American Institute of Physics
  • Short-listed, Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association

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How does poop get preserved? What can it tell us about dinosaurs, humans and other animals from long ago? Funny and informative, this book is flush with facts, stories and activities.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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