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Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other…

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters

by Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart, Matthew Reinhart

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Very interesting. The language it a bit difficult for younger readers, but I believe middle school students with a bit of gumption and an admirable vocabulary would very much enjoy this book as well as the incredible pop-ups. The pop-ups are truly what make this book magnificent. ( )
  benuathanasia | Oct 17, 2012 |
This informative pop-up book provides an overview of prehistoric monsters of the sea. The pop-up illustrations are the obvious star of the book. Intricately detailed, large, and using painted paper that seems to take some cues from the work of Eric Carle, these colorful monsters eat up most of the page space, and most of the attention. Supplemented by mini-booklets that focus in on more specific topics, such as the shape of a shark's tooth, the book is packed with text. The subject matter of the book is much more broad than one might initially expect. Shark-enthusiast readers may find the book somewhat disappointing for this reason, as Sabuda and Reinhart devote only one spread to the titular monster, but the impressive scope and attention to detail in the work make this a minor quibble. In some instances, however, the size of the impressive pop-ups obscure the text, making it hard to read. Overall, however, Sabuda and Reinhart manage to harmonize the text and pop-ups well, creating an entertaining and beautiful look into the lives of the old monsters of the deep. ( )
  rjmoir | Oct 3, 2012 |
I wonder how much a book like this cost? I'm gonna look it up on google right now. it says 27.99 at toys or us. Thats managable i guess, for a birthday gift or christmass gift. The pop outs are worth it. very textured, and they move in all directions! ( )
  derekgries | Dec 5, 2009 |
The engineering behind the pop-ups in this grade school encyclopedia are amazing. This also makes the pop-ups themselves amazing. On nearly every page, a Jaws-like creature jumps off the page at you. It is this aspect of the book that makes it most appealing to younger children, because the text itself is full of complex information. I would consider not letting this book circulate, since the illustrations are fragile and will wear quickly through repeated use, making the book somewhat less ... amazing. ( )
  gkuhns | Jul 6, 2009 |
These pop-ups are amazing! The sharks are really scary! ( )
  Mikelodeon | Apr 4, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362229X, Hardcover)

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water! The second astonishing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA book from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart is about to pop up everywhere.

While dinosaurs patrolled the lands, massive prehistoric sharks, giant scorpions, and colossal squid cruised the ancient oceans - most with just one thing in mind: eat or be eaten. In this companion volume to the best-selling ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS, pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart explore the prehistoric underwater world, where monsters like megalodon ruled the waves.

Full of captivating facts and more than 35 breathtaking pop-ups, this incredible volume is sure to astonish and amaze everyone from budding marine biologists to confirmed landlubbers. After all, if prehistoric coelacanths and crocodiles are still around, what else might be lurking in today's largely unexplored oceans?

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Explore the prehistoric underwater world with more than thirty-five pop-ups and text.

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