The Mix and Match Book of Dinosaurs by George Sanders
illustrated by Alex Block
About six years ago I stumbled upon this really fun and creative book. Roo was an early reader and a huge fan of dinosaurs. He memorized the names of various dinosaurs and was always ready for something new.
This book is spiral-bound. The ten "pages" are divided into thirds A large beautifully drawn dinosaur spans the whole page and is divided at the tail, body and then head and neck. You can flip one page at a time and will have a great illustration of a stegosaurus, triceratops or euoplocephalus, etc. Great for word/syllable recognition.
But the fun really starts when you flip a piece of a page randomly--mixing and matching tail, bodies and heads. You might come up with a STEGO-RANNO-DON (stegosaurus tail, tyrannosaurus body and iguanadon head). Or a GAL-CERA-SAURUS (gallimimus tail, triceratops body, tyranosaurus head). The blurb on the back says you can create 1000 variations. The art is impressive because it works amazingly well attaching to such varied dinosaurs.
This is a fun book to look at together or for some fun solo time for dinosaur fans. It is a unique idea.
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