If dinosaurs came back to live with us today . . . which one would be smaller than a dalmatian? A child distinguishes between the intriguing ancient giants and familiar creatures of today, making this book for the very young the perfect introduction both to dinosaurs and to the concept of comparisons. Patricia Mullins's magnificently textured and colorful torn-tissue collage illustrations stretch across fold-out pages for stunning panoramic views. Plus, an informative glossary compiled by Australian paleontologist Dr. Alex Ritchie provides additional fun facts about each featured dinosaur.
1993 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Children's Books of 1993 (Library of Congress)
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Patricia Mullins is the creator of Dinosaur Encore, as well as the illustrator of Marcia Vaughan's The Sea-Breeze Hotel.Ms. Mullins lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Here the delicate art of torn tissue collages paradoxically captures the ferocity, thunder and surprising swiftness of ancient dinosaurs. Bountiful, panoramic illustrations on fold-out flaps engulf a limited text. "If dinosaurs came back to live with us today" introduces the comparison of saurian characteristics to those of contemporary billy goats, crocodiles, ostriches and a parade of familiar animals. (The juxtaposition of pets and barnyard animals with the extravagant dinosaurs will tickle the youngest readers.) While this sound teaching technique will help youngsters to recognize and remember dinosaur types, the book's chief attraction is its art. Mullins's multi-textured compositions educe a lively, three-dimensional quality emphasizing the motion and majesty of these ever-intriguing creatures. Ages 3-7.
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Book Description Trophy Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 10.00x9.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0064434656
Book Description Trophy Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064434656