My daughter went bananas over the section on excavation and how to lead an expedition, the tools she'd need, and of course, interesting terms like prospecting, identifying, brushing, quarrying, and digging a trench. Of course, I had to read this section to her and explain it but she now wants to become a paleontologist! The book also has an interview with Aaliya Sultana Babi, the Princess of Balasinor and a famous amateur paleontologist in India. Famous Indian paleontologists Ashok Sahni and Suresh Srivastava also contribute to the pages. What we loved about The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur We really loved how the book's fiction gave us a real sense of the times and the dinosaurs themselves. For instance, Rock Uncle says: "Its very strange. You remember the fossil of a dinosaur skin I showed you at Rahioli? It's very difficult to determine their color from a fossil. So we really didn't know that an Isisaurus was blue and a Titanosaurus was orange. But, it's wonderful to see so much color, isn't it?" When woven into a story, facts come alive in surprising ways! We also love how the author created a spectacular setting for the story. Suvidha Mistry's illustrations add to the sense of adventure and prehistory, with their rich tones and fabulous details. The way she illustrates Baa cooking for King Jabalpuriya, for instance, or the way she draws Padma and Bluethingasaurus, really stand out!