Jurassic Poop

Jacob Berkowitz
Steve Mack

Left by an animal long ago, this durable doo-doo survived the long journey through the ages. It started out stinky, but now it's frozen, dried or turned to rock. To a scientist, it's anything but gross --- it's a priceless artifact that can help piece together the puzzle of ancient life.

Funny and informative, Jurassic Poop is flush with amazing facts, stories and activities. Learn how to spot ancient poop imposters. Meet dung detectives getting to the bottom of history's hind-end mysteries. Find out how poop gets preserved and discover what it can tell us about dinosaurs, humans and many other animals from long ago. So hold your nose and take a journey back in time to see what tales ancient poop has to tell.

978-1-55337-867-9 | Aug 1, 2006
List Price: USD $6.95, CAD $7.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 40 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“Technically, the book is superbly organized, and written in a zippy, engaging style that balances fact with fun... any young reader fascinated with prehistoric life will love Jurassic Poop.”
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review, October 2006
“The young and the curious will enjoy the presentation of a seemingly infinite amount of information ... as much as the subject matter itself.”
— The Globe and Mail, November 2006
“Berkowitz' style is goofy and lighthearted, but there's plenty of real information ... this is an effectively wacky look at a revealing if odd branch of science.”
— Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books, October 2006
2008 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2007 - Diamond Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice, Short-listed
2007 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2007 - Science Writing Award, American Institute of Physics, Winner
2006 - Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed

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