Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park

Hannah Wilson
Illustrator:  Steve Weston 
Paper Engineer: Brushfire Ltd.
Novelty Book
For ages 6 to 10
Macmillan, 2009   ISBN: 0753463830

Imagine, if you can, that you are in a special animal park. Instead of seeing elephants, lions, and zebras you are going to see dinosaurs! You are going to visit four areas and in each area you are going to find clues that will help you figure out what kind of dinosar lives there.

To help young dinosaur fans figure out which dinosaur goes where, the author of this book has written a field guide. For each of the dinosaurs mentioned in the guide, we are given information about their habits, their vital statistics, what their footprints look like, and more. Once the guide has been read, young readers can open the crate that contains the dinosaurs. After setting up the dinosaurs, they can place each animal in the appropriate scene. Does the oviraptor belong in Maiasaura Forest, or in T. Rex Valley? Which of the dinosaurs eats plants? These and many other mysteries will be revealed.

This novelty title will delight young readers who are interested in dinosaurs. With wonderful pop-up scenes and moveable dinosaur figures to move around and examine, this title will both entertain and inform.

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