Dinosaurs Before Dark is an amazing story about Jack and Annie’s adventure to the dinosaur world. Eight-and-a-half-year-old Jack is rational and calm. He likes to read books and write down everything he observed in his notebook. His sister, Annie, who is seven years old, is full of fantasy and adventurous stories. One day, Jack, and Annie surprisingly found a mysterious tree house filled with books inside in the forest. The magic tree house whisked them back to the prehistoric past. In this strange world, they first met a Pteranodon, a flying ancient reptile, and they decided to call it Henry. They had a precious opportunity to observe and feel a real dinosaur themselves. In the following, they found a Triceratops, a rhinoceros-like plant-eating dinosaur, on the hilltop. They also saw some duck-billed dinosaurs, called Anatosauruses, guarding around the nests of their babies. During their adventure, Jack found a gold medallion with a letter M on it. Who does it belong to? Did anybody come to this world before they did? The highlight of the story came when they bumped into a Tyrannosaurus rex. Now, they really need to figure out how to run away from this monster and find the way to get home. Can they do it before dark…or will they become the Tyrannosaurus’ dinner?
一、Are you familiar with the four different types of dinosaurs Jack and Annie met? Can you describe each of their characteristics after reading the story? 二、If you were Annie, what would you do when you saw your brother in danger? 三、Besides the knowledge about the dinosaurs, what else do you think Jack and Annie learned from this adventure to the dinosaur world?