THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES
By: Sandra Laboucarie
Illustrated by: Benjamin Bécue
Published: September 26, 2023
This oversized interactive book is a must for the young dinosaur fan in your house. With over fifty flaps to lift, tabs to pull, grand popups to open up, and dials to spin, kids will love learning while engaging on the page.
From the beginning, when the dinosaurs first appeared, called the Triassic period, to the Jurassic period, when even more kinds of dinosaurs emerged, to the end of the dinosaurs, kids will find so much on each page to learn about. Did you know that scientists believe that an asteroid or meteorite crashing into Earth is what caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs? It’s quite amazing that scientists are able to teach us about creatures that lived on Earth more than 230 million years ago and were mostly extinct 68 million years ago.
Dinosaurs came in all different shapes and sizes including those that walked on land or flew in the sky. Even though there were many prehistoric creatures and reptiles that lived in the ocean, there were no underwater dinosaurs. Each page includes interactive features and brief paragraphs about that specific dinosaur or prehistoric creature. Every creature is labeled and the features offer more learning opportunities like showing a Stegosaurus and an Allosaurus fighting. Kids can pull a tab to see the Ankylosaurus’s club tail move back and forth. Spin the dial to see the Quetzalcoatlus take flight in a unique way.
The end of the book shares how paleontologists are studying dinosaurs and still learning about their behaviors and what they look like by digging at various sites around the planet. Traveling to a museum is another excellent way to get some hands-on learning related to dinosaurs and fossils. Don’t miss this fantastic book perfect for the dinosaur fan on your gift list!