Everything Awesome about Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts!


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$19.99  $18.59
Orchard Books
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8.7 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Mike Lowery is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on dozens of award-winning books for kids, including The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, Mac B., Kid Spy series by Mac Barnett, How to Be a T. Rex, and many others. He's also written several books, including the Graphix Chapters Bug Scout series, Everything Awesome About series, Doodle Adventures series of graphic novels, and Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know. Visit him online at mikelowery.com.


Praise for Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts:

* Lowery sandwiches a populous parade of very simply drawn dinos between a history of prehistory and a roundup of diverse topics, from what paleontologists do to sets of dinosaur jokes and A Few Kinda Weird (and Unlikely!) Dino Extinction Theories... dinosaurs hold the spotlight, flying and marine reptiles, early mammals, and other fabulous early fauna take such frequent star turns that along with infobites galore, readers will come away with a fairly sound understanding of just how dinosaurs fit into the whole history of life on this planet....A manic but solid series kickoff. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Each page is jammed full of fun facts, jokes about dinosaurs, and graphic illustrations. Even the most diehard dinosaur expert will learn something new in this book... this book will be popular for the simple fact that it is just plain fun to read. -- School Library Connection

[Lowery] does a fantastic job of balancing out the plethora of facts with a wonderful sense of humor...The bright, cartoonish illustrations and often hand-lettered text are perfectly suited to the writing's irreverent tone, which makes absorbing the facts a breeze. -- Booklist

Praise for Mac Undercover, illustrated by Mike Lowery:

* Barnett and Lowery bring the funny to the serious art of espionage in a perfect interplay of text and illustration... Barnett interweaves tidbits of global history fit for trivia lovers, while Lowery's comic-style images play a key role in the humor... Told with a sense of nostalgia for 1980s history and pop culture, the silliness and originality of this book will hook young readers. -- School Library Journal, starred review

Barnett takes his readers on a fun-filled ride... Barnett's tone throughout the story is humorous, lighthearted, and a little glib, and the over-the-top story is sure to appeal to many readers... an enjoyable romp that will leave readers salivating for the sequel. -- Kirkus Reviews

[Barnett's] riotous series debut as an adult recalling a 1980s childhood caper... goofy, two-color pictures by Lowery (the Doodle Adventure series) ramp up the silliness of this adventure... which should snare even the most hesitant readers. -- Publishers Weekly