Friday, March 1, 2013

Simms Taback's Dinosaurs


Simms Taback's Dinosaurs:  A Giant Fold-Out Book
by Simms Taback
Blue Apple, 2012.  Unpaged. Picture Book.

     The late great Simms Taback does dinosaurs in this fun little "quiz" book for kids.  Who am I? asks the the first page, showing part of the dinosaur's body. The facing page gives a clue:  "I have a long tale."  One upfold gives another clue:  "and a long neck.  Opening that page to the left shows the whole dinosaur who reveals himself to be a brachiosaurus.  Kids who know there dinosaurs will love showing off with this book; kids who don't yet know their dinosaurs will love learning about them in this puzzle format. As usual, Taback's dinos are bold and brightly colored, just the thing for the little giant reptile-loving little dudes.  Better check it out before all the flaps get torn off.

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