Travel across the world and back in time to meet the incredible creatures that once stalked our planet, including dinosaurs, flying reptiles and marine reptiles. Whether big, small, fast, slow, fearsome or friendly, you’ll find it here. Divided into chapters focused on the seven continents and oceans, we explore the most exciting dinosaurs with each given their own page or spread that reveals and illustrates their most fascinating features.
Find out about the T-Rex and Triceratops of North America, the giant sauropods of South America, the marine reptiles of Europe, the feathered, bird-like dinosaurs of Asia and more. Other topics covered include the history of dinosaur research: how these ‘terrible lizards’ were first identified in the early 19th century, the Bone Wars of the late 19th century when collectors battled to unearth the best remains, and how interpretations of what dinosaurs actually looked like have changed over the years, from slow-moving lizard like creatures to fast-moving feathered fiends. Stunning illustrations and photography combine with fascinating facts based on the latest research to provide kids with a comprehensive introduction to dinosaurs.
It’s going to be roarsome!
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more.
We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!