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Flip-O-Storic

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This interactive board book lets you mix and match the heads, bodies, and tails of ten real prehistoric animals—like the saber-tooth tiger, woolly mammoth, and Macrauchenia—in order to create almost a thousand different imaginary ones. The flaps include interesting facts about each animal part, so you can learn how your Flip-o-storic creature would behave. There’s also a handy chart that shows the actual size of the ten real animals that make up the “ingredients” of your ...

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Overview

This interactive board book lets you mix and match the heads, bodies, and tails of ten real prehistoric animals—like the saber-tooth tiger, woolly mammoth, and Macrauchenia—in order to create almost a thousand different imaginary ones. The flaps include interesting facts about each animal part, so you can learn how your Flip-o-storic creature would behave. There’s also a handy chart that shows the actual size of the ten real animals that make up the “ingredients” of your Flip-o-storic, and gives the meaning and pronunciation of their names.

Flip-o-storic—which follows the incredible popularity of Sara Ball’s recently released dinosaur book, Flip-o-saurus—will captivate the imagination of anyone fascinated by these impressive and now extinct species. With its fun concept, beautiful artwork, and high production values, this book will make the perfect gift for any kid who loves the prehistoric.

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Interactive kids love interactive board books. This funny follow-up to Flip-o-saurus invites kids to create their own prehistoric creatures by mixing and matching heads, torsos, and tails. These surrealistic twists on Darwinian theory will cause rumpus room uproars of delight. Dinosaur fans will also enjoy the book's chart of the ten real animals that comprise the "ingredients" of their entertaining creations. Editor's recommendation.

Publishers Weekly
Like its predecessor, Flip-o-saurus, this innovative book, which opens calendar-style, displays portraits of several prehistoric animals cut into three lift-flaps, enabling readers to mix and match the animals' heads, torsos, and posteriors, creating new species. For example, the head of an icaronycteris (a bat named after Icarus), the legs of an ostrichlike gastornis, and the tail of a dorudon ("My tail looks like a dolphin's") blend to create an "icaro-tor-don." With hundreds of possible combinations and detailed descriptions of each physical component, readers will learn plenty, between giggles, about some unusual prehistoric animals. Ages 4–up. (May)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Prehistoric animals turn into imaginary creatures with the flip of a page. The saber-toothed tiger can have the head of a giant sloth, the body of a woolly mammoth, and the tail of a Dorudon. The oversize board pages, which are split into three panels, can be flipped back and forth to form hundreds of new animals. Useful information in the front of the book includes a size scale in meters and feet, pronunciation guide, creature names, and definitions of the names (for example, Macrauchenia means "Long Neck"). Facts about each of the 10 animals appear above their illustrations. After new animals are created by combining different parts, children can read the facts and learn the animals' names, what they are capable of doing, how and where they live, and which modern animals they most resemble. Flip-O-Storic and Flip-O-Saurus (Abbeville, 2010) will appeal to a broad audience of readers, reluctant ones included.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews
Sturdy split pages allow readers to create their own inventive combinations from among a handful of prehistoric critters. Hard on the heels ofFlip-O-Saurus(2010) drops this companion gallery, printed on durable boards and offering opportunities to mix and match body thirds of eight prehistoric mammals, plus a fish and a bird, to create such portmanteau creatures as a "Gas-Lo-Therium," or a "Mega-Tor-Don." The "Mam-Nyc-Nia" places the head of a mammoth next to the wings and torso of anIcaronycteris(prehistoric bat) and the hind legs of a Macrauchenia(a llamalike creature with a short trunk), to amusing effect. Drehsen adds first-person captions on the versos, which will also mix and match to produce chuckles: "Do you like my nose? It's actually a short trunk..." "I may remind you of an ostrich, because my wings aren't built for flying..." "My tail looks like a dolphin's." With but ten layers to flip, young paleontologists will run through most of the permutations in just a few minutes, but Ball's precisely detailed ink-and-watercolor portraits of each animal formally posed against plain cream colored backdrops may provide a slightly more enduring draw. A silhouette key on the front pastedown includes a pronunciation guide and indicates scale. Overall, a pleasing complement to more substantive treatments.(Novelty nonfiction. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789210999
  • Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Pages: 11
  • Sales rank: 970,651
  • Age range: 4 years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Artist Sara Ball is a prolific illustrator of children's books, many of them concerning modern or prehistoric animals, and is also the illustrator of Flip-o-saurus (Abbeville Kids).

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