Deinonychus (dye-NAH-nih-kuhss ) and other slashers had big, curved, razor-sharp claws. What was special about one of these claws? Answer: The claw on the second toe of a slashers foot was shaped like a hook and much bigger than the other claws. Deinonychus and other slashers used that claw to grab on to their prey. These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover as they learn all about the deadly predators of the dinosaur age. Savage Slashers uses an engaging question-and-answer format that makes reading fun for emergent and early readers. With large, full-color illustrations, a fascinating Fact Box on every two-page spread, and grade-appropriate text, this book is sure to be a hit with all young dinosaur fans.