The Land of Dinosaurs: A Mini-House Book

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It’s epic—the irresistibly chunky, die-cut Mini House format meets the obsession of dinosaurs. The Land of Dinosaurs expands the bestselling series by breaking the conceit—its first flap isn’t a door to a house or vehicle, but a portal back in time to an exotic land.

A tactile treat, so pleasing to hold and flip through, to peer into the die-cut cave and rub fingers along the shape of the dinosaurs, The Land of Dinosaurs is populated with ...

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Overview

It’s epic—the irresistibly chunky, die-cut Mini House format meets the obsession of dinosaurs. The Land of Dinosaurs expands the bestselling series by breaking the conceit—its first flap isn’t a door to a house or vehicle, but a portal back in time to an exotic land.

A tactile treat, so pleasing to hold and flip through, to peer into the die-cut cave and rub fingers along the shape of the dinosaurs, The Land of Dinosaurs is populated with roaring, fighting, swimming, swooping, herding, running dinosaurs, all against a colorful backdrop of jungles, volcanoes, prehistoric seas, and oozing swamps. At the center, a just-hatched baby dinosaur. But what kind? A fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex? The armor-plated Gastonia, or Ankylosaurus, wielding its clublike tail? The peaceful tree-munching giant Brachiosaurus, or the funny-looking Parasaurolophus, with the ducklike beak and operatic voice?

The book is a quest, as the reader follows the baby dinosaur on its journey of self discovery. Great fun, an education, a first primer in dinosauriana—it’s a book, it’s a toy, it’s a new land to visit again and again.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
At first glance, this board book looks just like a block or even something that could open up and expand. However, it is in a more traditional form with cutouts that make each page part of the complex dinosaur scene—erupting volcano and all. The premise is that a newly hatched dinosaur wonders what it will grow up to be—that is, what kind of dinosaur it will be. This offers the opportunity to go through a litany of dinosaurs—perhaps he will be a big, strong Tyrannosaurus Rex or an armored ankylosaurus. A brachiosaurus is shown peering over trees and munching on leaves while a stegosaurus, which also eats plants, munches close to the ground. Some dinosaurs make loud noises and live on the land, such as the corythosaurus, while others live in the sea. The two flying creatures, dimorphodon and quetzalcoatlus, are not really dinosaurs but are associated with the time period. And so it goes, with some twenty-one of these creatures with tongue twisting names. Caregivers will have to bone up on their pronunciation to get through this book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761165989
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Pages: 11
  • Sales rank: 1,394,385
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 3.80 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Lippman is the creator of the MINI HOUSE BOOKS and the MINI WHEELS BOOKS. In addition, he’s written and/or illustrated more than 30 children’s books. He lives with his wife in New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    I LOVE this creative, cool little book!  The illustrations are r

    I LOVE this creative, cool little book!  The illustrations are really nice, text is informative (& not too silly), & the general book design is great.  I only wish the latch part was reinforced somehow, so that the cardboard wouldn't be splitting from all the open/close wear-n-tear my son is putting it through.

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