Encyclopedia Prehistorica

Encyclopedia Prehistorica : Dinosaurs

By (author) Robert Sabuda , By (author) Matthew Reinhart

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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.

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  • Hardback | 12 pages
  • 190 x 240 x 63mm | 728g
  • 01 Nov 2011
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New edition.
  • 0744586909
  • 9780744586909
  • 29,059

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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.

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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)

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