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There’s no question that kids are fascinated with dinosaurs and fossils. From massive dinosaur skeletons to ancient insects embedded in amber, there’s plenty for kids to discover in Creature Close-Up: Dinosaurs and Fossils. This unique book is filled with interactive elements that give young readers a chance to dig deeper than ever before. Kids can use the removable dual-focus magnifier to examine close-up images of fascinating fossils, including the sharp claws of a Velociraptor and the teeth of a T. rex. Creature Close-Up: Dinosaurs and Fossils is filled with engaging text and photographs, and also includes a T. rex model to build, a replica dinosaur skull, reusable stickers, and a foldout ammonite fossil.
Douglas Palmer is a science writer who currently writes for the Financial Times, Science, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife Magazine and other publications. He is the author of Life Before Man (Reader’s Digest) and was the consultant editor on The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. As well as writing, he teaches Earth Sciences at Cambridge University and Geology and the Environment for the Open University. Previously, Douglas has researched and lectured on fossils at Trinity College, Dublin University, edited several academic publications, and worked as Exhibition Coordinator for Mammoths and the Ice Age at the National Museum of Wales. Douglas lives with his wife and the younger of two daughters in Cambridgeshire, England.