You’d never think that baby dinosaurs could look cute and cuddly, but Hatchlings makes them look just that way. It’s appealing to the younger child who’s going through the “dinosaur phase” that all kids seem to have. And it’s fun for the adult reader too. I really appreciated the pronunication guide for each dinosaur name. The facts are interesting, but not too advanced for young dino fans. For each dinosaur there are life-size illustrations of a hatchling and comparisons in size to common objects. For instance, a Parasaurolophus egg was the size of an orange, and a baby Parasaurolophus was the size of a pickle. The illustrations give us an good idea of what their skin or feathers looked like too. Recommended for preschoolers and early elementary age students.
Reviewed by Victoria