Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: Dinosaurs for Kids

As I write this blog post, my son is watching one of his favorite TV shows- Dinosaur Train. This is a wonderful PBS show and we love watching it to learn about dinosaurs and see the fun activities that Buddy gets up to.  Ethan also loves to visit the animatronic dinosaurs at the local science museum. He thinks they're very fun to wave at and talk to! 

Since we love dinosaurs so much, I was excited to have the chance to review a new kids' book: Dinosaurs for Kids, by Ken Ham.  I like this book a lot, and so does Ethan.  The book is a nice, hardcover book, with lots of very cool full page color illustrations of many different types of dinosaurs. The text of the book presents a lot of information about the dinosaurs themselves, including facts about names, sizes, what the dinosaurs ate and where the dinosaur fossils have been found, to name just a few things.  Along with the dinosaur facts, Mr. Ham presents dinosaur history from a biblical perspective. He talks about how and when God created dinosaurs, and shows that dinosaurs actually are mentioned in the Bible.  The layout of the story follows a seven age progression- formed, fearless, fallen, flood, faded, found and fiction- and discusses what happened with the dinosaurs in each age. 

The book is hardcover, 64 pages long, and is geared towards the 5-11 age set. But my 2-year-old loves looking at the pictures and seeing all the dinosaurs, so it would definitely appeal to the younger dinosaur lovers in your family as well. If you're looking for a fun dinosaur book that also is an encouragement to your child's faith in God, definitely get this one!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions presented here are mine.