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The How and Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs (Was ist was #15)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Alternative edition for ISBN: 3788602554
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 31st 1988 by Price Stern Sloan (first published 1960)
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Nandakishore Varma
Wednesday is nostalgia day for me, especially when things are slow at the office and I have time to browse GR. Another childhood favourite. Dinosaurs have always fascinated me, especially the giant vegetarian Brontosaurus, Triceratops with its three horns, Stegosaurus with all those spikes on its back and... who else? The awesome and terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex.

My fascination is a bit weird, as I am deadly frightened of the tiny gecko! Maybe it is a matter of size.
It’s amazing to realize how much our knowledge of dinosaurs has changed since this book was written, but this wonderfully-unscientific book (at least by today’s standards) was one of my first introductions to what would become a life-long interest in dinosaurs, (as I would imagine is the case for much of the pre-Pokemon generation). Humpbacked stegosaurs; slow-moving tyrannosaurs; tail-dragging, swamp-dwelling brontosaurs – and that unforgettable, bizarrely-drawn allosaurus that looks more like ...more
Ahhh - the nostalgia! I had totally forgotten about the How and Why series of books. I remember this one being my favourite and the one that got me hooked on the "big toothy fellas". My parents bought me these books to stop me incessantly asking them How? and Why? all the time.
Our edition is from 1950, and the kids just love it. I love the art & text in the vintage How and Why Wonder Books. I may start collecting them.
I soooooooooo loved this book as a child, not sure how many times I've read but it must have been a LOT!!!
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