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My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs

Written & illustrated by Owen Davey
Published by Candlewick Press
5.38 / 7.0
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Stylish artwork by award winner Owen Davey makes this 3-D introduction to dinosaurs a standout. Watch long-extinct creatures spring to life in a striking first pop-up book for budding paleontologists. Showcased are fifteen dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles, from Ankylosaurus to Velociraptor, each one accompanied by its name and pronunciation. At once simple and sophisticated, Owen Davey’s striking pop-ups, with their geometric patterns of spiky scales, dramatic splotches, and dotted feathers, are sure to mesmerize dinosaur aficionados of all ages.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.25 / 7.0

This is a SUPER cool pop-up book. There’s one dinosaur per page and the design and illustration is just phenomenal, so this would be perfect for any dinosaur lover. The paper has this cool, semi-shiny effect and is pretty sturdy for a paper pop-up book, which is always a plus.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.5 / 7.0

This first book of dinosaurs is fabulous because of the fun pop-ups and the phonetic spelling of each dinosaur name. This book keep sit simple with just the illustrated pop-ups and the name (and pronunciation), so this board book is sure to capture a little one’s attention and not make a parent frustrated by trying to pronounce all of the names on their own.

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Who Wrote My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs

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Owen Davey

Owen is an award winning illustrator whose work has been published in every continent except Antarctica. He has worked with some of today’s top companies, like Facebook, AirBnB, and even Lego. And if that’s not enough, he also created the illustrations for the 2015 iPad App of the Year. His long list of awards and recognition include the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Webby Awards Winner, Junior Magazine Most Promising New Talent Award, and many, many others. Aside from being a gifted artist and writer, Owen also cooks, bakes, and makes really cool music with his band, LOM.

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Publication Date:
April 9, 2019

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