Create your own magical prehistoric terrariums and dioramas while teaching kids about dinosaurs and their habitats.
Tiny Dino Worlds shows dinosaur lovers of all ages how to create prehistoric habitats with real plants. From active volcanoes and dino poop to handmade fossils and interactive terrariums, kids and adults alike will have fun building living habitats for all of their favorite dinos.
Design a Jurassic world with plants that actually look just like prehistoric ones--or stage an epic battle between the vicious T-rex and the stubborn Triceratops. The book includes 26 simple projects (appropriate for kids ages 4-10), ranging from making sticky mud traps from homemade slime to cracking open "ice eggs" to reveal the dino hidden inside. Written by a crafty mom and vetted by two paleontologists, this book is jam-packed with fun, educational projects, weird but true facts about dinosaurs, and gorgeous step-by-step photography. Tiny Dino Worlds is sure to delight all the dinosaur-lovers in your life!
About the Author
CHRISTINE BAYLES KORTSCH is an author, photographer, and teacher. Her essays and photos have appeared in Taproot, Bella Grace, and 5280 magazine. She has a PhD in English Literature and teaches succulent container gardening and terrarium design at the Denver Botanic Gardens and creative writing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Christine lives in Denver, Colorado,with her family where she is currently writing a novel and renovating a cabin.
“Tiny Dino Worlds brings dinosaurs back down to Earth, providing powerful hands-on learning experiences that embed these ancient animals within familiar-looking habitats. Imagine if children had the tools to recreate their very own dinosaur worlds. Well, now they do!”—Scott Sampson, PhD, Executive Director of California Academy of Sciences; Host & Science Advisor of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train
“A delightfully colorful, educational and fun book to serve as an instrument to learn science. . . . [Tiny Dino Worlds] is divided into informative chapters containing classification, identifiers and hands-on projects to dive deeper. . . . A great guide for kids ages four to ten.”—Augusta Family
“Kids love dinosaurs! In the new book, Tiny Dino Worlds from Christine Bayles Kortsch—a Denver mom of two boys and regular workshop leader at Denver Botanic Gardens—dino enthusiasts get 26 hands-on projects for prehistoric terrariums, complete with suggestions for living plants and tiny dinosaurs to roam the space.”—Colorado Parent
“Encourage STEAM learning. . . . Travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs with Tiny Dino Worlds: Create Your Own Prehistoric Habitats by Christine Bayles Kortsch. With 26 different projects, kids will learn more about science and history with hands-on activities, including building terrariums, erupting volcanoes and more. Informational pages and sidebars help explain concepts in a kid-friendly way.”—Atlanta Parent