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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs

Written & illustrated by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
Published by Candlewick
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From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.

Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. Inside the amazing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS are “shield bearers” in full-body armor, creatures with frilly headgear, and weighty, long-necked giants. There are even amusing tidbits on the history of paleontology itself — like a pop-up version of a Victorian New Year’s dinner in the belly of a dinosaur model, or a pair of scientists locked in a literal tug-of-war over bones.

Full of fascinating facts and lighthearted good humor, this breathtaking book includes fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties. With each of six spreads featuring one spectacular, large pop-up as well as booklets of smaller pop-ups and text, ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS is a magnificent display of paper engineering and creativity — an astonishing book that will be read, admired, and treasured forever.

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Book Topics › prehistoric times
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Robert Sabuda

Robert Sabuda is internationally acclaimed for his stunning pop-up books, including The Christmas Story, and the best-selling Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica series, created with Matthew Reinhart. Robert Sabuda lives in New York City.

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Matthew Reinhart

<p>Matthew Reinhart is a <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, illustrator, and paper engineer for intricate pop-up books, including <em>Cinderella: A Pop-up Fairy Tale</em> and <em>The Jungle Book</em>. He has collaborated with celebrated authors, including his partner, Robert Sabuda, on their dimensional book series, Encyclopedia Prehistorica; and the legendary Maurice Sendak on his pop-up book, <em>Mommy?</em></p>

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