Dragon World: A Pop-Up Guide to These Scaled Beastsby Keith Moseley, Milivoj Ceran, Skip Skwarek
Long ago, dragons were the rulers of the sky. In this pop-up treat, the history of the dragon is explored in five inventive and imaginative pop-up pages. What do dragons like? What do they eat? How have they behaved across the centuries/i>/b>
From the makers of Dragons: A Pop-Up Book of Fantastic Adventures comes another delightful pop-up adventure.
Long ago, dragons were the rulers of the sky. In this pop-up treat, the history of the dragon is explored in five inventive and imaginative pop-up pages. What do dragons like? What do they eat? How have they behaved across the centuries? These questions and more find surprising answers in vibrant pop-up scenes. Dramatically presented with dynamic paper engineering, these magnificent dragons fly out as you turn the pages.
Gr 4-7- Revealing that dragon fossils have recently been found at secret locations in Europe and elsewhere, then going on to suggest links between dragons and dinosaurs, this quick pop-up survey presents its topic so seriously that readers should have no trouble suspending their disbelief. The five painted 3-D figures are relatively large, and range from a cute, if rather simply designed, hatchling to a huge, toothy skeleton of a Western dragon that resembles a T. rex with bat wings; surrounding each one are smaller images, plus nuggets of various legends and brief descriptions of the characteristics of dragons from various countries. Though the pop-ups display themselves better here than in Moseley's Dragons (Abrams, 2006), one spread inexcusably depicts a band of Illini warriors as generic Indians-braids, feathered headdress, and all. There are many other, more carefully considered choices available for young dracophiles.-John Peters, New York Public Library
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.20(w) x 12.80(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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