ABC Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

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9780434963720: ABC Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

An innovative pop-up alphabet book, which introduces youngsters to dinosaurs from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus, presents a Brachiosaurus laying an egg, a Tyrannosaurus hunting a victim, and other prehistoric creatures.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Prehistoric creatures from A to Z rear their heads in this eye-catching pop-up. A note (in small type) warns that "creatures listed on the same page did not necessarily live at the same time." There's no other explanatory information, but edification isn't the primary goal here. Spreads are whimsical and lush. In the first, for example, a pair of allosaurs embrace; a brachiosaurus twists its elegant neck to stare at the egg it has just laid; open a flap and camptosaurus, diplodocus and jubbulpuria hatch from eggshells; pull a tab and three more fledglings emerge; and pull a second tab and a gallimimus disturbs a hypsilophodon egg. An underwater spread has violet, indigo and magenta animals, including a nothosaurus that, by the grace of a pull-tab, vigorously kicks its legs. Elsewhere a tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus duke it out; winged creatures glide in a sky lit by an erupting volcano; and a boy swings from an ultrasaurus skeleton displayed in a museum. Each beast's initial is printed all over its picture--the allosaurus's hide, for example, is patterned with the letter "A"--allowing for easy identification, while a pronunciation guide demystifies such offerings as "xiaosaurus." Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 4-P is for pop-up, but when it's also for Pie'nkowski-watch out! Like Byron Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (Crowell, 1989), ABC Dinosaurs sticks to a minimal text-in fact, it's just an alphabetical listing of dinosaur names, with pronounciations included. Small print on the first page informs readers that the dinosaurs shown together here didn't necessarily coexist. The creatures mostly cavort and nip tails across the eras, but a T. rex is depicted devouring a surprised Stegosaurus. The tab and fold action is superb, as are the brightly colored, monogrammed scales of the dinos and the ingenious use of textures to create dry, watery, and fiery backgrounds. Guaranteed to become extinct through overuse much more quickly than the dinosaurs themselves.
Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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