Author: Eric Rohmann
Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Awards: ALA Notable Book, Caldecott Honor (1995),
Topics: wordless, dinosaurs, birds, museums
Summary: This wordless book explores a dinosaur museum display from the point of view of a bird.
Birds and Dinosaurs
- Featured Dinosaurs from Wikipedia
- Featured Dinosaurs from American Museum
- Downy Dinos
- Origin of Birds from Wikipedia
Dinosaur and Paleontology Information
- 42explore: Dinosaurs
- Dinosaurs from Wikipedia
- Dinosaurs Portal from Wikipedia
- Dinosaurs from ThinkQuest
- Paleontology: The Big Dig from American Museum of Natural History
- Museum of Paleontology
- Zoom Dinosaurs
- Virtual Museums from Teacher Tap
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Field Museum Chicago
- Bird Adventures. Have you ever see a bird get into a store, garage or house? Write a story about a bird flying around inside another type of building.
- Bird Brain. Get into the head of the bird in the story. What is he thinking as he flies around the museum?
- Birds. Many scientists believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Read about this theory. What do you think? What's the evidence on both sides?
- Color. Notice how light and dark colors are used in the book.
- Dinosaurs. Compare the images of dinosaurs in the book with other dinosaurs you've seen. Which do you think look the most like the real dinosaurs that lived long ago.
- Dinosaurs Live! What would it be like if dinosaurs still lived? Write a story about what life would be like if dinosaurs lived on earth today. For example, would they live in the wild? Where might they most likely still live? Would they be pets? Would they only be alive in a zoo? Consider the possibilities.
- Perspective. Examine the illustrations. Whose perspective are we seeing as we read the book?
- My Exhibit. Create a paper mache dinosaur and make a sign for your exhibit.
- Trapped in a Museum. What would you do if you were trapped in a museum? Write about flying around another part of the museum.
- School Museum. Use your digital camera to take picture of your school. Create your own virtual museum.
- Storytelling. Write your own story to match the pictures in the book.
- Time Machine. Write a story where you go back in time.
- Time Flies. What do you think of the title of the book? Why do you think the author chose this name?
- Dinosphere Online Activities and WebQuests
- Paleontology for Teachers and Students
- Time Flies from Random
- Time Flies from Special2me
- Time Flies from Salisbury
- Try a Dinosaur WebQuest
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