Friday, November 11, 2011


On Sunday after our yummy lunch we took stroll through DTLA and stopped at The Last Bookstore. This was my first time visiting this used bookstore and I have to admit I just wanted to grab a stack of books and hang out, it's a great quiet atmosphere in a very busy city! I picked out some great used books for JD and Mari found a book for JD that I think is by far the most amazing pop-up book I've ever seen, (not that I've seen that many) the ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS.
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.

The expression on JD's face when first opening this book was priceless! He adores his new book and wants us to read it to him several times a day. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an amazing gift for a dino loving child, it truly is an amazing pop-up book!


Ellen said...

Oooo, I have this book, though I'm a grown up dino-geek :)
Its awesome!

Enjoy it.

Carolyn said...

Looks like an awesome book! My nephews are in love with dinosaurs, I'm sure they'd love that book :)

Adriana said...

Ellen, I love the book myself!
Carolyn, they will love it!

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