Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!

Matthew Reinhart, Author
Matthew Reinhart. Random/Corey, $6.99 paper (12p) ISBN 978-0-307-97643-7
Reviewed on: 08/27/2012
Release date: 08/01/2012
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Most of Reinhart's pop-up books hover around $30, so this paperback pop-up is a serious bargain (coloring book pages that open and close the book only add value). Inside, kids will find pared-down versions of Reinhart's trademark pop-ups that still show a good deal of personality and ingenuity. In one spread, readers pull down on a cloud to reveal a green pteranodon keeping an eye on her "precious eggs," and in the final scene, "Armored Ankylosaurus fights back" against a T. rex; tugging its head causes its "knobby tail" to swing toward the aggressor. Cheap thrills—in a good way. Simultaneously available: A Princess Like Me. Ages 3–8. (Aug.)
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