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.
By Peter Lippman