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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs Pop-Up Hardcover – Jul 12 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Pop edition (July 12 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763622281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763622282
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 6.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 699 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Awesome book. My 7 year old daughter has barely put this down in a year and if she does she always comes back to it. Some of the pop-up scenes can break but a bit of card and some glue and you are sorted. Definitely a great book
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Sabuda's Pop-up books are a constantly source of amazement for me and my kids. I am full of admiration for the skill and intricate detail that goes into creating these masterpieces. But it's not only the pop-up art that I like about Encyclopedia Prehistorica. I think it is also a great idea to educate our "little darlings" in this charming and humorous way. As birthday gifts for my other two kids I have also bought Sabuda's "Alice in Wonderland" and first two books from Nowiki's series "Why Some Cats are Rascals" - charming, educational stories with a lot of information from the world of felines and more.
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I saw this book at my nephews house and purchased One for my 2.5 year old daughter then, and two more later on. One for myself and one for gift for my other nephew who loves dinosaurs. Perfect gift for any children love dinosaurs. Kids just love it. Although I think appropriate age is 3 and up, since the little fingers could be a bit too rough on some delicate pop-ups.
Opening the pages make the big pop-ups come alive and the little pages on the sides have smaller pop-ups with more information as well. The pop up artwork is beautiful and the contents are very interesting for young minds and adults all the same. Highly recommended.
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I bought this book and the Wizard of Oz one for my niece (5yrs) and nephew (3yrs) this holiday season on a recommendation, and I am so happy that I did. It was one of the first of way, way too many gifts that they opened, and they were completely enthralled with it and did not want to put it down to open anything else. Definitely won the best aunt award this xmas. So it looks like its only a few pages, but its deceiving. On each of the main pages, there are several smaller pages to open that each have incredible, intricate pop ups. It is a beautiful, meticulously put together book and I would even recommend it for older or younger kids. It's a great tactile experience and very informative!
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This book is a work of art and a thing of delight. It is not a traditional pop-up book-- the moving elements are large and intricate. Brachiosaurus rises 6 inches out of the book, surrounded by trees and a tiny man. T rex's jaws open at you and you can see right down his throat. A beautiful blue-green archeopteryx lifts off the page. My favorite is the tiny volcano which erupts tiny paper lava. And, sturdy enough for my 4-year old. Could not reccomend more highly
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This is a wonderful collection of dinosaurs. Each page is so different and exciting, also educational.
The movement you can get from the dinosaurs is interesting considering they are on a page of a
book. I highly recommend this, especially for the young ones who are "into" dinosaurs.
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Fantastic book, this is piece of art. After receiving one as a gift, I've purchased 2 more as gift for friends' kids. My 3 year old loves to look a the big pop-up dinosaurs on every page. It probably takes a 5+ year old to appreciate the smaller foldouts with popup dinosaurs available on every page.
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My son who is a fanatic of dinosaurs went crazy over this book! Even my friends are asking me where I get the book, and that one of my friends ended up buying the same thing.The pop-ups are beautifuly done. Im going to check other Robert Sabudas pop-up books for sure!
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