Encyclopedia Prehistorica

Encyclopedia Prehistorica : The Definitive Pop-Up

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Featuring more than 35 stunning pop-ups and fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties, this is an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most celebrated extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign of our planet.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 12 pages
  • 196 x 250 x 61mm | 760g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition.
  • w. numerous col. figs. and pop-ups
  • 0744586909
  • 9780744586909
  • 5,671

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In the case of books by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, what you're seeing is more like a sculpture than a piece of card. Junior This amazing pop-up book features more than 35 pop-ups and contains all the information any budding (or even grown-up!) Dinosaur enthusiast could hope for. Publishing News Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs is a quality pop-up book packed with detailed information which will appeal to dino-mad boys. The Bookseller A visual treat as 35 dinosaurs of all sizes and in all colours pop up explosively from the pages ... Dinosaurs is fun just to open and be awed by, but the information makes it a book to spend a lot of time over, too. The Guardian Another fantastic pop-up book from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart...superbly illustrated and a must for dinosaur fans everywhere. The Good Book Guide Robert Sabuda turns pop-up books into an art form ... prehistoric monsters rear off the pages, quivering with life; the tyrannosaurus's rasping paper even sounds like a roar ... Matthew Reinhart's scholarly but accessible snippets of text make every reader a dinosaur buff. Will be greeted with a 'Wow!' The Sunday Times These books are amazing both in terms of the level of detail that they go into, and the paper engineering, which is very, very clever. Compared to other pop-up books they aren't any more expensive, but the quality is far superior. Besides the materials and construction, the other thing that these books do well is the 'secondary event' - there is always another level to discover ... Blueprint The best - amazingly intricate. Sunday Express magazine One of two children's books featured in a 'guide for clued-up giving': An amazing, authoritative compendium crammed with new info on dinosaurs. The Observer The best pop-up book I've seen this year ... Monsters lunge off every page ... with ferocious energy. Ideal for 4+. The Times A large, colourful and ingeniously constructed dinosaur stands out on every spread. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Timesshow more

About Matthew Reinhart

Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including Star Wars: The Pop-up Guide to the Universe and Mommy? by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks. He lives in New York City.show more

Review Text

In this third and final gallery of prehistoric creatures (the authors have announced that they'll be delving into mythology next), the "titanic pterosaur" quetzalcoatlus unfolds huge wings, saber-toothed smilodon lazily stretches out massively clawed paws, a glowering mastodon lunges headfirst toward the viewer and an array of other therapsids, early mammals, birds and insects lurk beneath layered flaps filled top to bottom with melodramatic captions and startling facts. As before, the art's slashing brushwork leaves the smaller figures and details more impressionistic than exact, but the paper engineering is consistently inventive and exciting - even fairly durable, so long as leaves and flaps are opened and closed slowly. The fur-clad cave painter beneath the final flap introduces the scariest predator of all, and provides an appropriate cap for this rousing, deservedly popular series. (Novelty/nonfiction. All ages) (Kirkus Reviews)show more