- Hardcover: 12 pages
- Publisher: CWP; Pop edition (1 August 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076362229X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763622299
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 6.1 x 24.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 703 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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About the Author
MATTHEW REINHART is the co-creator of ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS, the first title in this series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including the YOUNG NATURALIST series, THE POP-UP BOOK OF PHOBIAS, and ANIMAL POPPOSITES.
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My advice is to order early and check every popup, in case you got a faulty one, though it sounds like that is very rare. We now have all 3 & had zero flaws in ours.
I don't know how they can offer something this amazing for such a low price. These books are worth three or four times what they cost! Excellent bang for your buck!
The only downside is that this will be the best gift you ever give the recipient, so next time you buy for them, there can only be disappointment, LOL! ;-)
The pop-ups of all 3 PREHISTORICA ENCYCLOPEDIA books including SHARKS AND OTHER SEA MONSTERS are painted in a streamlined style that reminds me of FANTASIA'S dinosaurs and pleiosaurs. The first 2 page spread has a mini pop-up underneath a prehistoric lobster, that depicts early amphibians, fish and insects in the Paleozoic era before the Meseizoic age of dinosaurs! It even has a frosted plastic in front of the sea creatures to give the effect of being underwater! The next mini page shows pleiosaurs in the water and pteradactyls in the air of the dinosaur age and then the last pages depicted a huge megalodon shark attacking a whale! All this in just this little first pop-up!! WOW!! The next pages display a gigantic crocadile named sarccsuchus that wheighed more then 8 tons and is shown leaping out the water about to swallow an unlucky dino trying to get away!! As I pull open the pages the jaws of the giant gator are closing in on the pop-up dino! It made me think of the huge prehistoric fosselised gator skull in the Natural History museum I saw so many years ago!!
A smaller pop-up above the big one has a cameroseras squid that was 36 feet long and that made me think of recent film footage of a real giant squid that I saw on the tv news!! Like the DINOSAURS and MEGA BEAST pop-up books, there are plenty of surrprise pop-ups throughout this book! One reviewer said there is only one shark in this book but if you look at the megalodon shark head pop-up that is beautifully detailed with open pink inside jaws and shark teeth, there is a side pop-up pages that when you open it reveals 3 bizzarre exstict sharks, the helicoprion, the xenacanthus and the stethacanthus, all with strange shapes, teeth and weird fins that would scare the cast of JAWS out of their mind!!I love the choice of colour patterns on their swimming bodies! An undersea kronosaurus pop-up skeleton in swimming position swims in the middle of the next pages!
The bone ribbed pop-ups of prehistoric animals in these books are so cool! A pop-up porpoise like ichthyosaur is in the top right pop-up on this page representing fish reptiles! Long Necked sea lizards such as pleiosaurs, mosasaurs and long necked elasmasaurus are rendered in shades of red and blues as they pop-up out of the sea pages in violent action! And a lower horizontal pop-up opens up to reveal a red shelled giant turtle called archelon who weighed more then 10,000 pounds!! Writing this review has been real educational for me and I'm in my 50s! So this book is truly informative and great for all ages! Highly recommended!!
We bought this for my six year old grandson (for Valentine's day) who was enthralled.
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