How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum (How the . . . Got to the Museum) (Hardcover)
This picture book talks about all the people who get the dinosaur into the museum and what kind of special job they have to help it get it looking the way you see it in an exhibition. It's great for giving context to a trip to the Natural History Museum, and for showing the reader a variety of meaningful jobs of adults. Paleontologists are excellent heroes for a kid to have.
-- Anna— From Anna S. Staff Picks
Acclaimed author/illustrator Jessie Hartland presents the fascinating 145-million-year journey of a dinsoaur: a Diplodocus longus, from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
About the Author
Jessie Hartland is an illustrator, cartoonist, artist, packaging designer, and window display designer with a worldwide clientele. She is the author and illustrator of Clementine in the City and the illustrator of Messing Around on the Monkey Bars, The Perfect Puppy for Me and Drawing with Scissors. She lives with her family in New York City and Bellport, Long Island. The author lives in New York, NY.
"Brilliantly simple and effective, this is an excellent addition to any elementary collection.- SLJ, starred review
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