Presents information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties as each of the six spreads features one large pop-up, and booklets of smaller pop-ups and text.
Robert Sabuda fans will not be disappointed with the pop-up king's latest breathtaking work: a compendium of colorful, energetic dinosaurs. He and coauthor Matthew Reinhart explore the thrilling history of these ancient beasts--who lived for almost 180 million years--from their first appearance to their perplexing extinction. Absorbing information on over 50 different dinosaurs is provided. Each page explodes open with one enormous dinosaur in the center, be it the blue-spiked, purple and orange ankylosaurus; a couple of sparring frilled, green triceratops; or the incredible yellow-and-blue-crested feathered archaeopteryx, about to take flight. These large pop-ups are surrounded by small, sturdy flaps that, once carefully unfolded, reveal a smaller world of dinosaurs, from the tiny-brained stegosaurus to the plant-eating hadrosaurs of the Cretaceous Period. A gorgeous, exciting collection including over 35 meticulously created pop-ups. Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2005. A 2005 New York Times Notable Book and Best Illustrated Children's Book.
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Nature, Science
- Animals / Dinosaurs + Prehistoric Creatures, Paleontology, Dinosaurs + Prehistoric Creatures
- 4-8 years
- July 12, 2005
- July 12, 2005
- Matthew Reinhart, Robert Sabuda
- Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart