"Long, long ago, the world was filled with swamps and jungles. Huge ferns and palm-like trees bloomed in the hot and steamy air. In these ancient times, gigantic creatures called dinosaurs roamed the earth." So begins Granger's magical, factual tour of an ancient world, populated by strange and wondrous creatures known as Dinosaurs. With a flare for making non-fiction come alive, the author paints a picture of long-ago earth, introduces young readers to different kinds of dinosaurs, and suggests reasons to explain their baffling disappearance. A beautiful read-aloud for younger readers, and an excellent choice for older learners.