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The Dinosaur (Love #4)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Life in the primordial swamps of prehistoric Earth was a daily trial of survival, especially for the smaller dinosaurs just trying to get by without being trampled, attacked, or eaten. Not even the biggest beasts were safe, as there always seemed to be an even bigger threat looming on the horizon. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration ...more
Published February 7th 2017 by Lion Forge (first published November 6th 2015)
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Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it

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this is the fourth installment of brrémaud's "love"series, and i've been enjoying them very much and have been oh-so grateful for that "read now" option on netgalley each time a new one comes out. like all the previous volumes, this is a wordless story showing the realistic adventures/misadventures of a single species, with other creatures putting in appearances as predator, prey, or bystander in a story that is never disneyfied or hesitant to depict animals being animals, guts
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I love this series of graphic novels. This is the fourth and I tell you it's a pure joy "reading" each of them. The graphic is fantastic and it's hard not to be caught up with the story or feel sorry for the animals that don't survive. And, the ending of this book ... well, it's heartbreaking.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!
Elizabeth (Elzburg)
I was blown away by the second installment of the Love series, but I didn't really enjoy the third one, so I wasn't sure what to expect going into this latest book. But, I did see that it's about dinosaurs, so that definitely piqued my interest.

As you can see from my rating, I quite enjoyed it. It was the day in the life of some dinos. I sure do like me some dinos. The wordless format of these books create this super realistic feeling atmosphere, as if I'm watching a wordless documentary and wha
Wayne McCoy
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Love: The Dinosaur, Volume 4'
by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci is the 4th in this series of wordless animal tales. I enjoyed it as much as the previous entries in the series.

This time the story is a bit of a departure from previous volumes that dealt with animals that are still alive. It's also much the same in the action, violence and survival that the creatures go through. Even though the T-Rex is on the cover, the story seems to be told through the eyes of a much smaller dinosaur
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.

This has to be one of my favorite series in the whole world. It’s like watching Wild Kingdom or something. Bremaud and Bertolucci have chronicled a day in the life of a tiger, fox, and lion. In this volume, they tackle dinosaurs. Perhaps this why it doesn’t quite mesh the way the other volumes did.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not bad. The artwork is gorgeous. The plot is engrossing, but there is something a bit not quite as good as the others. Perhaps because the focu
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the art is very good, there's not really a story here. It's just a bunch of dinosaurs running around eating each other.

Received an advance copy from NetGalley and Magnetic Press in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Gorgeous art. Not sure how scientifically accurate it is, if that matters to you, but my impression is that at least an attempt has been made. The T. rex has some feathers, for example. There isn't so much of a story as a day in the life of a smallish dinosaur, but it's fascinating anyways.
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
And here's another volume of "Love" graphic novels that show you adventures and lives of a chosen animal. Instead of a currently living one, like it was in previous volumes, here we'll follow a dinosaur trying to survive.

If you remember my review of the 3rd volume, you'll know this is a completely wordless story. Everything is told through rather lovely drawn images with all these fantastic, prehistoric creatures and environment. It looks great! There few extra pages with some lovely illustratio
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, review, arc, mo, netgalley, e-ade
A comic that works without a single word - this one certainly does! The illustrations are bursting to life - and into your face - with vibrant colors and perfect detail, conveying a kaleidoscope of emotions. Whether it be shock and fear from the full-size T-Rex stomping towards you full-force, sympathy and fun with the little shy and awkward bird-like dinosaur (which my son favored), or awe at the gigantic brachiosaurus. While the author does not shy away from picturing nature's eat-or-be-eaten ...more
Matt Garcia
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was terrific. Perhaps my favorite in the series. The art was fantastic and I love anything to do with dinosaurs. The story was a day in the life of dinosaurs and it was presented well.
Soobie can't sleep at night
Eh ma che brutta fine...

Non so, mi ci ero affezionata al dinosauro/gallina che andava a nascondersi tra le zampe dei dinosauri più grandi. E anche al dinosauro enorme che (view spoiler)... Però, sì, alla fine è un massacro!

Come al solito i disegni sono favolosi, tanto di cappello a Federico Bertolucci.

Ecco, magari non lo metterei in mano a qualche bambini particolarmente amante degli animali... Si rischiano pianti a non finire... Per il resto, perfetto.

Povero dinosa
Ashley M
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

So far, I have loved seeing the day in the life of animals that are still alive. In this volume, I got to see a day in the life of several dinosaurs. The pictures even portray how the dinosaurs feel. I was very curious to see how the landscape, dinosaurs, and day would be done, and I was very happy with the outcome. I hope there are more volumes to come. I would recommend this to all ages.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wordless
I love this series! The Fox is still by far my favorite, but this one's pretty good. Absolutely stunning artwork as usual. Story-wise it's on par with The Tiger- a bit meandering in its depiction of the everyday struggles of these animals, at times slightly confusing. Wordless stories are hard!
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Doesn't have the same feel as the others but excellent. This would be my least favorite. Artwork is still stunning
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really awesome return to form after the letdown that was "The Lion".
Incredible illustrations. The colors are mesmerizing. The pace is fast and the action is brutal.
Can't recommend this one enough.
Enjoyable read. Have no idea is all the animals shown are from the same era...
Fantasy Literature
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars from Bill, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATURE

Disclaimer: just so you know, some of the books we review are received free from publishers

Love, Volume 4 The Dinosaur (2017) is the newest in a series of wordless graphic novels written by Frederic Brremaud and illustrated by Frederico Bertolucci, each of them following an animal type (a tiger, a lion) through their days. Dinosaurs, thanks to their massive popularity would seem an obvious choice in the series, and they get prime treat
Travis Mueller
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
My least favorite entry in this series, though not enough so to downgrade it a star. My main problem is how even as it features a feathered dinosaur as a major character, the art still hearkens back to the older, rubbery, sort of shapeless depictions of dinosaurs from most of the 20th century. This is worst with the sauropod that is featured through most of the story (and furthermore, its feet are wrong; I read a post on a science blog, Tetrapod Zoology, that described how weird and unique sauro ...more
Well great, now I'm having Land Before Time trauma flashbacks. Thanks a lot Brremaud!

But ignoring my real childhood trauma jesting, this was beautifully drawn and as always makes you quickly feel for the characters.
Dinara Tengri
Source: I requested this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was combing though the "read now" section on NetGalley, looking for some easy reads, when I stumbled upon this comic book. The first thing that got my attention was the cover art. Obviously. I mean, look at it! I was also intrigued by the title. Why was a comic book that was evidently about dinosaurs titled "Love"? I didn't know, but I intended to find out.

Love is by far one of the most unusual books I have read. No,
Brendan Howard
The prehistoric animals didn't lend themselves as well to emoting in the art. The story seemed shorter and ended abruptly. I still adore the overall theme of these works, dialogue-less approaches to the love and hate entwined in the animal kingdom. But this one was my least favorite.
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love: The Dinosaur is amazing just as the other parts to the series. I don't know what more there is to say! All the parts are of the same value, almost. This isn't the best, but very enjoyable. I love the premise of the nature and animals that don't love each other, but how they don't hate either. They just exist in the same place trying to make their own lives count. The dinosaurs hunt and eat one another, but there's nothing else to it. It's brutal, the survival, but at the same time very nat ...more
Paul Franco
Dec 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is the third of this series I’ve read; the first was excellent, the second not as much. As usual you get a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with the plot, just beautiful artwork, which is fine when it’s not close-ups of insects—ugh. Unlike the previous, though, these are done in something close to sepia, so definitely not as eye popping as the sheer gorgeousness of the past issues.
There’s all kinds of dinosaurs included here, including some I’ve never seen. The narrative doesn’t seem all
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I've read one other book in this series and I think the concept is great. Each book follows an animal over a period of time, depicting its natural environment. The entire story is told using illustrations; there are no words used in the book at all.

Given the format of the book, the illustrations need to be fantastic. I feel that is accomplished in this book. The creators have an opportunity to draw a lot of different dinosaurs in this short work. Those depictions are amazing. They take something
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
So this is the fourth installment of Brrémaud's "love"series, and I have been enjoying them all very much. Like all of the previous volumes, it is a wordless graphic novel that shows the realistic goings on of a single species, with other creatures as the predator, the prey, or bystander. There's no holding back with any of the volumes in how animals behave, and it certainly wasn't for this Dinosaur volume. Constant battles for food and land, showing other species who is more powerful. The artwo ...more
David Edmonds
Brrémaud and Bertolucci are back with the fourth installment in their Love series of graphic novels, this time tackling a day in the life of a group of dinosaurs as they navigate trying to survive in the prehistoric world. As with the other volumes in the series, the story is presented with no text accompanying Bertolucci's beautiful illustrations. I continue to be wildly impressed with this series of graphic novels and hope that they continue to develop further volumes in the future.

I received
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I love this series. There are no words, but the illustrations are just so darn pretty. There's no difficulty in following along in what's happening.

I love that they went from Tiger, Fox, and Lion to DINOSAURS because.....hello. Dinosaurs!

Would be a cute gift for nature lover, especially younger -- as long as they are okay with seeing natural violence lik
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dinosaurs
Frédéric Brrémaud continues to bring to life an artistic interpretation of love in the animal kingdom, this time with dinosaurs. A small raptor is hanging out with larger dinosaurs as cover from bigger predators such as the T-Rex that is stalking him. Every time he thinks he is safe, the T-Rex shows up. Plenty of lush scenery to enjoy and dinos to contemplate. A nice quiet read (would be loud if you create your own sound effects).
Dec 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I gave up when the main character was frazzled by lightning like this was some childish 1950s cartoon. This is actually, of course, part of a series that thinks it's all arty-farty nature naturalism, when it's not. It's not even the emperor's new clothes when all it does is mimic the old genre of dinosaur comics so redolently – and so badly. Facile rubbish.
Lauren Paletta
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Love this series! It's an absolute joy "reading" this series. This might even be the best yet because of the subject. DINOSAURS! I absolutely adore dinosaurs. The illustrations depict moments that I can see dinosaurs experiencing. I grew up watching the "Land Before Time" series and reading this book made me relive some of my favorite moments of childhood. Absolutely Stunning! Recommend!
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Brrémaud, de son vrai nom Frédéric Brémaud, né le 11 mars 1973 à Séoul, est un scénariste de bande dessinée français. Il signe également sous les noms de Brr ou Frédéric Alléluïa Brémaud
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