- Hardcover: 12 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA); Pop edition (July 12, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763622281
- ISBN-13: 978-0763622282
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 2.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12.140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs Pop-Up Hardcover – 12 July 2005
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Don't just look at the brilliantly designed and executed pop-ups of more than 35 dinosaurs; the engaging text is also a great introduction to everyone's favorite extinct creatures.
--The New York Times Book Review
--Publishers Weekly, starred review This triumph of paper technology prompts amazement both at Sabuda and Reinhart's creativity and at the magnificence of the creatures they portray.
--Horn Book, The Informational tidbits appear alongside exquisitely designed pop-up constructions in this visually stunning overview of all things dinosaur.
--School Library Journal With Sabuda lending deft paper engineering to artwork rendered by Reinhart, who also wrote the book's text, the Mesozoic's major players leap into three dimension.
--Booklist Frills, spikes, wings, and horns burst from the pages of this pop-up book in fabulous, intricate symmetry.
--Entertainment Weekly For our 5-year-old reviewer, it was all about the intricate pop-up designs of the snaggle-toothed theropod and spiny-backed stegosaur.
--Wall Street Journal What's old (we're talking Mesozoic Era) is new again in Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart's knockout new pop-up book ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS. . . . In sharp, often humorous prose, the kings of pop-up deliver facts on more than 50 species that should impress even rabid dinophiles.
--FamilyFun The Jurassic Age jumps off the page in ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS.
--Parents This book defies categories. Robert Sabuda is readily acknowledged as the king of pop-ups, but Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart together have outdone themselves.
--Chicago Tribune ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS covers shield bearers, frill heads, meat eaters and more with dozens of spectacular pop-ups tucked inside.
--Time Magazine For readers looking for a provocative introduction to life millions of years ago, this superb volume offers instant appeal.
--Chicago Sun-Times 'Stunning' is a much overused word -- especially by book critics. Yet stunnig is truly the best way to describe ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS.
--Pittsburgh Post Gazette In this ultimate pop-up paean to the giant reptiles of yore, a prodigious amount of dinosaur lore accompanies more than 35 astonishingly intricate 3-D illustrations by two renowned paper engineers.
--Child This is a beautiful and artistic pop-up.
--Advocate, The (Baton Rouge) Appealing to readers of almost all ages, thanks to the magical paper engineering of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.
--Denver Post This dinosaur pop-up book is truly wonderful.
--Seattle Times [A] mind-boggling compendium of all things dinosaur.
--Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award The definitive pop-up. That's what the cover bills, and that's what the book delivers.
--San Francisco Chronicle A pictorial feast.
--Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Robert Sabuda is the creator of many breathtaking pop-up books, including ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, both of which were NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers.Matthew Reinhart is the creator of many award-winning pop-up books, including the Young Naturalist series, THE POP-UP BOOK OF PHOBIAS, and ANIMAL POPPOSITES.
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When it arrived it appeared very thick. On the sides though it clearly doesnt look like alot of pages. BUT it is filled will alot of fun and factual information. There are 5+ popups per page and each has its own bit of information.
Types of dinos, Carnivores, Herbivores, Feathered, Armored, Biggest etc. Lots of different information in this book.
I got it for my dino obsessed 3 year old. Will be 4 in two months. He absolutely LOVES it. He wants it read as a bedtime story but there is so much info you could prob do 1 page per night and extend it out. He never wants us to stop reading it.
I have always been a fan of popups and this is the most impressive popup I have seen yet. Its just GORGEOUS.
1. It has quickly become one of my son’s most valued possessions.
2. It’s teaching my son about how to have nice things (something my wife and I still need to learn.)
3. We’ve had it for over a month now without any damage.
The three CONS are:
1. I have to protect the book with my life to ensure Bucky doesn’t destroy it.
2. I have to read the book to my four-year-old. My son refuses to read.
3. It costs more than most 12-page books
We bought the Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs because we like to give each of our boys a good book for Christmas each year. We give them the book on Christmas Eve so we can sit quietly as a family and read the evening before Krampus comes to destroy us all. Bucky was pretty enamored with it.
Bucky just turned four, and as a helicopter parent, I feel like I still need to hover over him when he’s reading the book so he closes all the pop-ups and doesn’t smash them. However, when he has had unsupervised time with it, the book has proven to be quite resilient.
As for the content, there is a lot of information that I didn’t know, and the author pokes fun of my antiquated understanding of dinosaurs. Did you know T Rex wasn’t the biggest, baddest dinosaur under the Mambo Sun? It’s true! There was some made up guy named gigantosaurus who owned him.
Anyway, I strongly recommend this book if you have a youngster in your life who is interested in dinosaurs, pop-up books, and the inevitable decline of man. Five stars!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I’m here to help!
We received this only today, but I couldn’t help but make a video for all of you who may be hesitant to spend nearly $30 (depending on current pricing) on a book — it is worth every single penny and more! The size is smaller than I expected but I didn’t read description very well after seeing the pop-ups! As you can see, the main pop-up featured dinos are surrounded by complementary artwork. Some of the sidebars even have two pages to them, just adding to my amazement of how well this book is composed. Each animal is properly labeled with correct spelling and the text gives a brief but thorough description.
All of my kids were amazed by this book, and they range in age from 17 years to 20 months. The squeals elicited from my baby boys upon seeing their favorite “T-Wex” and “Bakkasaurus” was heartwarming to say the least. I had to stop them from giving the T-Rex a drink (because duh, Mom, he’s red so he’s hot) and serving the raptors their chicken nuggets, but it’s all worth the giggles and smiles!
I typically write long, drawn-out reviews highlighting “pros” and “cons,” but for once, I am nearly speechless. Just look at the photos and video and you’ll see why.
This is not to be handled by little ones, obviously, but the other pop-ups we have don’t hold a candle to this one. It is both educational and beautiful, and will be a book passed on for generations I’m sure. Highly, loftily, even aggressively recommended!! 😁
*I feel I should add that there was no compensation, discount, or request for a review. Of the thousands of items I’ve purchased on Amazon for my babies this is, hands-down, #1 with zero bias.
I hope this was helpful, even with all the gushing!