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Dinosaurs ROAR! Jurassic Planet

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

This fact book invites young explorers to become paleontologists and time travel back in time to the prehistoric era. This is one is a series of three fact books in our Dinosaurs ROAR! collection. This journey through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods is led by presenters Jon and Holly. Join them as they encounter giant sauropods, vicious raptors and Big Al the Allosaurus. The tactile pictures give close up details of a diplodocus skeleton, a clawed foot and a dinosaur nest complete with eggs. With atmospheric music and sound effects this book is a real treat for dino fans. This fact book may support project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure.

Listen to an audio clip

Let's explore the diplodocus in more detail. Start on the left and find its small head. In comparison with its huge size, the Diplodocus had a tiny brain. Can you find the raised dot of one of its two eyes? You can't feel inside its mouth on the tactile but it would have had rows of small, peg-like teeth at the front of its mouth. These were ideal for stripping leaves off plants but weren't much good at grinding or chewing and Diplodocus swallowed its food whole.
Trace right, along its long neck. There's been much debate about how the Diplodocus would have held its neck. Early illustrations used to show it with its head held upright but experts now think it held it more or less horizontally, parallel to the ground

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A picture scrapbook – A4 large print colour image pack.
  • An Activity Pack with contents list, suggestions for fun things to do and more.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Diplodocus and diplodocus skeleton
Allosaurus
Iguanodon and nest with eggs
Utahraptor and close-up of foot

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