Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs

Fall 2005 Non-Fiction
Ages: 5 & Up
Author: Robert Sabuda
Illustrator: Matthew Reinhart
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0-7636-2228-1
Hardcover Price: $26.99
From the huge yet intricate Tyrannosaurus skeleton that begins this voyage through paleontology to the Archaeopteryx that flies off its pages, each is a mechanical marvel.

And that's still only part of the content. Attached to each two-page scene are as many as four mini books where facts are generously provided. In this non-fiction combination of art and science, Sabuda and Reinhart enchant readers with the presentation of scientific anecdotes, and how paleontologists' thinking, along with their tools, have changed over time. Sabuda and Reinhart's collaboration demonstrates the height of contemporary pop-up book art.

Alida Allison   ©2005 Parents' Choice

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