Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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Bird or dinosaur? Birds are the only living animals with feathers, but did you know that some dinosaurs had feathers too? Unlike birds, these creatures had teeth and long, bony tails. They ranged in size from the feisty Microraptor, which was small enough to hold in your hand -- if you weren't afraid of its sharp teeth -- to the Beipiaosaurus, which was over seven feet long. Paleontologists learned about these creatures, which lived approximately 145 million years ago, by studying fossils.

 

About Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

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Kathleen Zoehfeld is a writer and editor of nonfiction children's books. She grew up in the Catskill Mountains, where she developed a passion for observing, reading and writing about nature. Zoehfeld is a former children's book editor and an award-winning author of many books for young people on natural history and scientific topics. Kristin Ostby lives in New York, New York. Lucia Washburn lives in Petaluma, California.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Zoehfeld takes a crack at the titular question for budding scientists.

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