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Who doesn’t like dinosaurs, those magnificent creatures that once roamed the earth? Don’t they just fill your mind with questions, letting your imagination source as you ponder how something so large once covered our planet? The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Creatures is a superb book about… well obviously.. Dinosaurs. If you have a child interested in dinosaurs, this book will hit the spot.
Rudolph Farkas does a great job as he uses a two page spread to bring each dinosaur to life. From the mighty T-rex to the middlin Velociraptor and the unusual utahraptor. Each dinosaur is shown in colour, and feathering or furring.
Granted, it’s impossible to truly know what the dinosaurs were like (for instance I’ve heard the t-rex might actually have been feathered), but in this book he is shown as so often he is, like a giant lizard-like creature.
Each two page spread shows a coloured image of a dinosaur along with information and a fact box.
I liked the small information box on each page, showing the dinosaur relative in size to a person. It helped me picture the size of these old creatures. If you believe in a young earth, you may wish to take some of the facts with a grain of salt.
The book closes with a map of all the dinosaurs discussed in the book. I found it interesting the most were discovered along a belt of the world.
I think that any dinosaur loving child will enjoy this book. There is much to learn and look at. It’s a lovely oversized book so you get the beauty of these large animals displayed wonderfully. It is also a great resource to be used for any study of dinosaurs.
The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures
Rudolf Farkas (illustrator)
Silver Dolphin Books
hardcover, dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures, resource
Age: 8 Years +
Reviewed for: Raincoast Books.
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