Dinosaur fanatics will love hunting down the TRUTH about their favorite prehistoric reptiles in this innovative new Science Reader series.Tyrannosaurus rex's closest living relative is the alligator, right? That's a LIE! The TRUTH is, the massive carnivore was actually more closely related to chickens!! Though this engaging early reader is 100% fun, 25% of it is FALSE! In a unique question-and-answer format, proficient readers are quizzed about dinosaurs to see if they can separate facts from "lies." The book's mascot--the Truth Sleuth--guides readers through this funny and fact-packed Step 3 Reader, which features photos and illustrations of dinosaurs and fossils, with funny, kid-appealing art by Michael Slack.Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics, for children who are ready to read on their own.
ERICA PERL is the author of many hilarious picture books and award-winning novels for young readers. Growing up, Erica collected tiny dinosaur figurines (she still has them in her office). Her brother, also a dinosaur enthusiast, once made a cardboard dinosaur costume for Halloween. It was so cumbersome, she had to walk behind him carrying the tail. Before becoming a full-time writer, Erica worked for First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization. She's an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker and presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. She loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. Erica lives in Washington, DC, with her family. To learn more, you can find her at ericaperl.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @ericaperl.MICHAEL SLACK is an artist, illustrator, character designer, and award-winning app designer. His work has appeared on board games, card games, and even a puzzle. Michael has illustrated many hysterically funny picture books--including many he has written himself. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit his website at slackart.com, and follow him on Twitter at @michaelslackart, on Facebook, and on Pinterest.