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My Big Dinosaur Book Board book – May 10, 2011

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About the Author

Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualification--in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in children's books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. Priddy became Creative Director of DK's Children's Division and was Managing Director of the children's mass market publisher Funfax when it was acquired by DK.

In 2000, he created Priddy Books with John Sargent at St Martin's Press to create innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children. Since then, over 30 million copies of Roger's 200 plus books have sold worldwide, with five of his books--My Big Animal, My Big Truck, Happy Baby Words, Happy Baby Colors and Puppy and Friends--each selling over one million copies. He is also the author of Big Board First 100 Words; Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers; and Bright Baby Noisy Monsters. His creativity has been recognized with numerous industry awards. Priddy lives in London with his wife Zena and their four children.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Priddy Books; Brdbk edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312513062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312513061
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Roger Priddy is the creator of over two hundred best selling books for young children including Wipe Clean ABC, First 100 Words, and Fuzzy Bee.

When he was at school he couldn't decide between being a patisserie chef or going to art college. On the advice of his father he chose art college and trained as an illustrator before becoming a designer at Usborne Publishing.

Roger's love for children's early learning has led him to create some of the most successful children's non-fiction books, first at Dorling Kindersley (My First Word Book, Incredible Cross Sections and My First Cook Book) before he set up Priddy Books with St. Martins Press in New York where several of his books have sold over a million copies each including My Big Animal Book and Happy Baby Words.

In total he has sold over 65 million books worldwide and his books have been translated into over 30 languages.

He says "It is always rewarding to see a child enjoying and learning something from one of our books, especially the babies when you think it could be the first book they have ever seen.

I am very lucky to have a career where you get to think up fun ways to teach a kid how to write their letters and learn their first words whilst finding out about Dinosaurs at the same time!"

Roger lives in London and has three children, who have given him most of his best ideas for his books.

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By another busy mom... on June 21, 2006
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The "My Big Dinosaur Book" is a great addition to the Big Ideas for Little People series of books (we also have the Trains and Trucks books). Both of my sons love these books -- my 5 year old STUDIES every name, picture, and category and has been reading the Dinosaur book every day since he received it. My 3 year old loves to look at the pictures over and over.

The photos have realistic and colorful models of each dinosaur, most of the full body (a few have just the face). I do agree that pronunciations would be really really nice to have. The heavier board-book style makes it very durable, especially for little ones who are prone to tearing out pages.

This is a must-have addition to the library of any young dinosaur fan!
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Excluding the covers, this sturdy 10.5"x10.5" board book has about 40 photos of realistic models of extinct reptiles set against bright solid color backgrounds. There is minimal text (dinosaur names, headings such as "Peaceful plant eaters" and "Weird and wonderful," and questions like "how many horns does Chasmosaurus have?"). It's attention-grabbing.

So far so good, especially for toddlers who have an interest in dinosaurs and their ilk. Unfortunately:
- Despite the book's title, it has some non-dinosaurs. Quetzalcoatlus was a pterosaur (flying reptile) and Macroplata was a plesiosaur (marine reptile).
- Some of the photos are of the same model, yielding two Baryonyx, Chasmosaurus, Iguanodon, Leptoceratops, Nodosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Riojasaurus, Ultrasaurus, Wannanosaurus, Zephyrosaurus, and others. Instead of duplicate genera, it would have been nicer to see more genera like Albertosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus), Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Oviraptor, and Spinosaurus.
- There is no pronunciation guide.
- Almost half the photos show only the dinosaur's head. We never get to see the entire Tyrannosaurus rex, for example.
- Three photos sadly leave out interesting items at the ends of dinosaurs' tails. The photo of Euoplocephalus omits the tail club. Stegosaurus and Kentrosaurus aren't the same when you can't see their tail spikes ("thagomizers"). Except for the "Funny faces" spread, it would have been better for the book to have full-body photos.
- The relative sizes of the animals are difficult to appreciate. Velociraptor looks as tall as Allosaurus, but the former was the size of a beaver and the latter the size of a rhinoceros.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ursula K Raphael VINE VOICE on September 21, 2008
Format: Board book
My son's first dinosaur book was Touch and Feel: Dinosaur (Touch and Feel); soon he wanted another one with more dinosaurs. My Big Dinosaur Book (My Big Board Books) included dinosaurs from both the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Each page has a question, such as "Which dinosaur has striped legs?" or "Can you point to the creatures that fly?", which helps children learn the simlarities and differences of the dinosaurs. The "photographs" will take your breath away.

This book includes the traditional favorites - Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops, as well as some new favorites: Allosaurus, Macroplata, and Diplodocus.

This book does not include pronounciation guides, but the names are manageable.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mom 2 Boys on August 4, 2006
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My son absolutely loves this book, he takes it everyone. I am even learning alot about dinosaurs thanks to this book. It is alot of bang for you buck. Hardcover book very sturdy and easy to read.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MeDaMom on February 27, 2006
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Good book for toddlers, I just wish it had the pronounciations for some of the names!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brettacular on August 11, 2014
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A series of books to be avoided. We've disliked each we've come upon, and this one deserve a straight one-star rating for its bad, inaccurate art (it looks almost like a half-melted version of Claymation) and especially its placement of triceratops under the heading "meat eaters." Given that the triceratops is one of the most beloved dinosaurs of all, it's embarrassing to see misinformation about it present in a children's book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Smith on February 16, 2007
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Nice heavy board book with lots of colors. The only draw back is there are no pronounciations of the names of the dinosaurs. But all in all this is a perfect book for a little dino lover!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VLH3 on November 15, 2013
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The children love to look at this book during our dinosaur study. It has been a big hit in our preschool classroom.
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