Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Homeschool Reading Corner: What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? by John Morris and Ken Ham

Also read during our dinosaur unit study was What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs by John Morris and Ken Ham (illustrated by Jonathan Chong). It was so much fun to read and was great because the unit study was creation based.

It follows Tracker John, a paleontologist from the Institute for Creation Research, and Dino Jr, or DJ for short, on their quest to find out what happened to the dinosaurs. From their beginning straight through to their possible endings.

It explains to the reader what a dinosaur is, when the first ones were found, where they lived. The illustrations were beautiful and the book was entertaining and fun for my daughters (yes, the little one listened to this too) to read through with me.

It brings us through the flood in Noah's day as well as what might have happened to them after the waters receded. That led to a more in depth discussion on Noah's ark which led to an internet search and pictures of where some believe the ark was found in Turkey. Again, reading this book I came across things that I never learned while I was in school. It's great to learn along with Alanna. Proves that even the teacher can be the student.

Goodreads Blurb:
This exciting new adventure will take you through the Garden of Eden and Noah's Ark to discover what really happened to God's magnificent creatures The Dinosaurs!

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