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The Dinosaur Expert

Mr. Tiffin and his students are back in another picture book, and this time the focus is on dinosaur-loving Kimmy. During a field trip to the natural history museum, Kimmy is thrilled to share what she knows about the Stegosaurus and the Archaeopteryx and even the ginormous Titanosaurus.

That changes when one of her classmates questions whether girls can be paleontologists. Kimmy starts to feel shy. What if they can't? What if no one wants to hear what she has to say? It will take some help from Mr. Tiffin — and from a famous scientist — for Kimmy to find her voice again.

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"A born naturalist ('She even collected owl pellets. And she took them apart'), Kimmy eagerly shares her knowledge about dinosaurs and fossils on a trip to the museum — until 'she’s silenced by classmate Jake’s disparaging remark that 'girls aren’t scientists.” No sooner does her perspicacious teacher spot her sudden change, though, than he leads her to a specimen of Gasparinisauria, a dinosaur named, she reads, in honor of paleontologist Zulma Nélida Brandoni de Gasparini.... A gallery of women paleontologists of the past and present makes an apt closer. A pivotal moment in a child’s life, handled with grace and sensitivity rather than conflict or ineffective lecturing." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Margaret McNamara
Illustrator G. Brian Karas
ISBN 0553511432
Publication Date Jul 17, 2018
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Series Name Mr. Tiffin's Classroom
Language English