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Oct 17 2008

The pop up dinosaurs galore by Giles Andrease and David Wojtowycz.

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Orchard Books, 2008.
(Age 3+) In this fun dinosaur book, the reader gets to see what different dinosaurs look like. A tyrannosaurus rex chases after a small dinosaur, a pteranodon swoops through the air, a triceratops nods to its young, the neck of the diplodocus sways above the trees and the earth shudders when the giganotosaurus stomps on the ground.
The appealing story about each dinosaur is told in rhyme and would be good to read aloud. The vivid illustrations are a delight. Each dinosaur has a quirky face and devilish grin, which should delight a young audience.
There are lots of tantalising tabs and flaps for the reader to find, each with fun objects behind. The pop-ups are wonderful and will give a young user lots of opportunity to learn about the shapes of different dinosaurs while having a lot of fun.
As with all pop-up books, care is needed to keep the pop-ups intact, so this is a book to keep safe and treasure.
Pat Pledger

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