Filled with bright, eye-catching illustrations, Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! is a great book for any dinosaur or butterfly lover. The book discusses butterflies’ impact on the earth over 100 million years ago, pollinating flowers which in turn gave all dinosaurs, both herbivores and carnivores, more food, which in turn helped the dinosaurs to thrive. There is also an illustrated time line and additional dinosaur and butterfly facts at the end of the book. A teacher's guide is included in the archive. (Reading Level: Grade K-3)
"Dinosaurs ROAR, Butterflies SOAR!" is a colorful children's picture book that is all about prehistoric dinosaurs and butterflies and other plants and animals that existed up to 248 million years ago. The simple text is embedded in wildly bright, imaginative paper collage and pastel illustrations, which greatly enhance the story.
"Dinosaurs ROAR, Butterflies SOAR!" is also full of fascinating facts about the age of dinosaurs. For example, dinosaurs are presented as "accidental farmers," who helped plants grow by walking on the soil, opening it up, and adding droppings that fertilized seeds to grow into new plants. There is also a collage-illustrated time line that shows the era of dinosaurs, 248 million years ago, the time of the first butterflies 130 million years ago, dinosaur extinction due to (perhaps) earth's collision with a large asteroid 65 million years ago, and the more recent appearance of the first whales (45 million years ago), cats (35 million years ago), dogs (25 million years ago), and humans (1.8 million years ago).
"Dinosaurs ROAR, Butterflies SOAR!" also carefully describes the interdependence of a multitude of species of flora and fauna in ways a preschooler can grasp. The creative collages cement the knowledge into visible data attractive to small emerging and developing human brains. "Dinosaurs ROAR, Butterflies SOAR!" is an excellent choice for any child. Midwest Book Review, 2009