Associate Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Jack introduced Holly to Maiasaura by showing her fossils that belong to tiny dinosaur hatchlings, twenty-foot-long adults, and everything in between. At that time, Jack had already learned a lot about Maiasaura, especially about dinosaur babies.
Holly added to Jack’s work by studying the histology of fifty individual Maiasaura and recording the life story of each individual dinosaur from the clues in its bone microstructure.
For as long as she can remember Holly has loved dinosaurs. Her parents have a picture of her at two and a half years old with a spoon and beach bucket, digging for fossils in the back yard. She had a lot of dino toys from an early age too.
Holly watched many documentaries and read every book about dinosaurs that she could find. Discovery Channel was a favorite, and she always watched shows about Jack and dinosaurs. Holly feels that she became an early expert on identifying what was scientifically incorrect in books because she was watching and absorbing ‘the latest dinosaur science’ on television!
Studying under Jack, who “taught me how to think and who opened doors for me by pushing me forward and suggesting that I try this or try that,” led to Holly’s love of being a Paleo Scientist!
Why This Book Was Written!
How it Can Be Used in The Classroom!
How Holly Feels About Dinosaurs!
“I love it and wish there had been this kind of story around when I was little.”
“The choice of Maia as the key dinosaur character in the book is great because the inclination of young girls is often towards nurturing and taking care of things!”
“Boys on the other hand will like Maia because she is a DINOSAUR!”
“Maia is the best choice because she looks very cute with that adorable moppet face and big eyes, plus she is approachable!”
“Maia is a nice size for a dinosaur and relatable to kids. It is small and then it grows big in stages – just like kids!”
“We know so much about this dinosaur and so Maia is a very good teaching tool about dinosaur nurturing family behavior.”
Do Not Miss This Video of Jack’s Connection to Kids:
University Child Development School
Watch This Insightful Video About Dinosaur Digging
Field Work with Jack, Holly, and their Students
Redding Field Station, Montana – Summer 2023
Give Your Kids a Unique, Genuine, Awe-Inspiring, and Exciting Dinosaur Book by Jack Horner!
It is an awesome fantasy time travel adventure going back eighty million years!
Kids learn about Jack’s most famous dinosaur discovery!
Kids love Lily and Maia’s friendship, discoveries, and science detective work together!
All kids will feel empowered, as a young girl or boy, to connect with science!