87th out of 108 books — 23 voters
Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles (Giant Golden Book)
by J. W. Watson
In this fascinating book, you will see and read about the various kinds of dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Here are pictures and descriptions of fifty-ton Brachiosaurus, the heaviest of all dinosaurs; huge, peach-loving Brontosaurus; long-necked Diplodocus; fearsome Gorgosaurus; armed dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus; and many others. You will learn how...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published September 21st 1981 by Golden Press
(first published September 1960)
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If you are or have ever been a five year old boy in Waldorf, Maryland, then I have no need to describe the significant role this fine work of literature played in your emotional and psychological development. The graphic picture of the Allosaurus sinking his teeth into the neck of the Brontosaurus in the midst of the tepid Jurassic swamp evokes a pathos reminiscent of The Tempest. Gretchen and I read the fine work aloud to one another on chilly evenings, and warm ones as well.
Allosaurus, Apatasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon, Diplodocus, Ichthyosaurus, Pteradactyl, Trachodon...the list goes on and on. It's dinosaurs and they're every boy's fantasy - what's more to say than that? Another fabulous children's book with beautifully done artwork.