Compsognathus was a tiny dinosaur not much bigger than a chicken. Find out how this little animal survived in a world filled with much larger creatures.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|BISACS||JNF037050, JNF051170, JNF003050|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|ATOS Interest Level||LG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||132399|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||Compsognathus - Enchanted Learning Software
Compsognathus - Dinosaurs For Kids - KidsDinos.com
Compsognathus Dinosaur Facts
- What was Compsognathus?
- What did Compsognathus look like?
- What does it's name mean?
- How did Compsognathus spend it's time?
- How do we know about Compsognathus?
- Where have Compsognathus bones been found?
- Who finds the bones?
- Books and Web Sites
- About the Author and Illustrator
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.
Illustrator: Robert Squier
Robert Squier has illustrated dozens of books for children. He enjoys drawing almost anything, but he really loves drawing dinosaurs and mythological beasts. Robert Squier lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and a puggle named Q.