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How Tall was a T. Rex? by Alison Limentani

Schema: large animals, think of the largest animal the reader has ever seen, and giraffes

Text-to-Self Connections: Can you think of other books that contain facts? Can you think of fiction books about dinosaurs? This one is a nonfiction one.

This book is all about measurement by comparison. The measurements are based on the skeletons that were discovered of Sue, Thomas, and Stan, real dinosaurs. Baseballs are compared with the eyes, bananas with teeth, and other familiar animals for other comparisons. Students will have a good idea of the size of a T Rex after reading this informative book.