The Extinct Files

Wallace Edwards
Wallace Edwards

Wally was planning to do his science project on his pet iguana. But just as he was getting started, he made a major discovery sure to rock the scientific community. He saw a dinosaur. Not a fossil, but a real dinosaur, right outside his bedroom window.

Dinosaurs are alive --- and living among us. In fact, they are right in Wally's backyard!

With the aid of stunning eyewitness accounts, The Extinct Files: My Science Project details the habitat, diet, grooming, health and fitness, communication and recreation of the contemporary dinosaurs, and much more. Wally has done his homework and it shows. His project follows tried-and-true scientific methodology and contains page after page of photographic evidence. But his shocking conclusion shows that today's dinos guard their privacy fiercely ...

978-1-55453-386-2 | Sep 1, 2009
List Price: USD $8.95, CAD $8.95
4-color 9 x 12 32 pages
Grades: K To 3 / Ages: 5 to 8

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Awards & Reviews

“This undercover investigation, ... is both amusing and engaging ... Regardless of a reader's belief about dinosaurs' existence, this title will appeal to everyone from CSI fans to those who simply enjoy a good read.”
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, October 2006
“Students will love this comical book ... this humorous picture book is a superb introduction to the scientific process for elementary students and great example of how to clearly organize information for a research project.”
— Canadian Children's Book News, October 2006
“This is the type of picture book readers will revisit for both its wit and its clever format. Buy extra copies; it won't stay on the shelves for a minute.”
— Quill & Quire, September 2006
“The combination of childlike imagination and humor makes for a dino-mite presentation ... It's clever, funny, creative, and well conceived.”
— School Library Journal, November 2006
2007 - Independent Publisher Book Award - Gold Medal, Winner
2007 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Short-listed
2007 - Libris Award Book Design of the Year, CBA, Short-listed
2006 - Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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