Kindergarten-Grade 4–Informational tidbits appear alongside exquisitely designed pop-up constructions in this visually stunning overview of all things dinosaur. Each spread features a spectacular paper sculpture of a particular species (e.g., Ankylosaurus or Triceratops) along with a brief paragraph of text. Smaller foldout sections, which open like miniature books and also incorporate pop-ups, cover additional topics (Dinosaur Detectives and Mystery Extinction) and introduce other dinosaurs and their characteristics. Rendered in warm earth tones and speckled with splashes of color, the three-dimensional creatures move with a life of their own as they gracefully extend their bodies into a full stretch or lurch toward readers with jaws open wide. Be forewarned: the book is so enticing that children will find it impossible to keep their hands off it, possibly causing problems with the delicate pop-ups.–Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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K-Gr. 3. With Sabuda lending deft paper engineering to artwork rendered by Reinhart, who also wrote this book's text, the Mesozoic's major players leap into three dimensions. Pop-ups featured on the six spreads include a gargantuan brachiosaurus; an anklyosaurus studded with paper spikes; and, perhaps most impressive from a technical standpoint, a minutely detailed T. rex skeleton. Each spread also contains as many as four foldout minibooks, bristling with their own tiny pops. The brief paragraphs of text never go much beyond cute sound bites ("Was It a Can Opener?" asks one headline, referring to the einosaurus' hooked nose horn), and the abstract, textured style in which the pop elements are painted may frustrate some children's efforts to imagine how the oddly angled assemblages translate into real beasts. Information about whether the bold color schemes spring from fact or simple aesthetics would have been a plus. Will these problems prevent this from being gobbled up as voraciously as one spread's allosaurus tucks into a lump of dino flesh? Not on your life. Jennifer Mattson
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Perfect present for young children. Even grown ups will love it. The pop-up art is one of the best out there.Published 3 days ago by gillapino
ABSOLUTELY THE MOST FABULOUS POP-UP BOOK EVER. GLORIOUS WORK.Published 5 days ago by Joy B. Morrison
This book is amazing my 5yo son loves it. and it would be great for children from 2 to 40 lol even my hubby and myself like it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Travis Felts
I bought this book twice so far. I gave them as gifts to my godsons (under 8 yrs old). They love this book very much. One of them told me that it's the best present ever! Read morePublished 21 days ago by JD
THE most fabulous pop-up book ever. People of every age in my family absolutely love it, especially the 2-year-old. Amazing detail and precision. Get one, you won't be sorry!Published 25 days ago by Annie
The first page of the book was torn and the dinasour did not stand up and a few other detail in other pages. Other than that it's acceptable.Published 1 month ago by Denise
This book is wonderful. It is stuffed full of information about dinosaurs. The pop-ups are amazing. My nephew was amazed and pulls this book out every time I am over there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Derek F.