(A Curious Kid’s Guide To)
Illustrated by Francesca Cosanti
978-1-62795-157-9 | Hardcover | 40 pages | 11.31″ x 15″
List Price: $16.95
Some dinosaurs were huge, bigger than boats and even your house. Then there were others that were smaller than your bicycle! You’ll find them all in these books! Prehistoric giants have squeezed their way onto the pages of The Big Book of Giant Dinosaurs while the tiniest dinos you can imagine are hiding among the pages of The Small Book of Tiny Dinosaurs. Come and meet them!
“A separate small hardcover volume about small dinosaurs nestles in the front cover of a much, much larger album of their humongous cousins. Each part of this Italian import features 18 spread-filling dinosaurs in side views, tricked out by Cosanti in loud, saturated colors or patterns and posed for scale with a remarkably calm white chicken against the same tropical backdrop. The effect is a bit surreal, as the dinos and the prehistoric foliage have the thick, rounded look and fuzzy surfaces of stuffed toys, but the weight and bulk of the looming creatures in the super oversized volume—and the lithe grace of most of their often feathered smaller relatives in the diminutive one—do come through vividly enough to make strong impressions on viewers. Each portrait comes with an identifying label and a descriptive comment….even expert dinophiles are likely to find mixed in with the usual suspects a surprising number of unfamiliar species, such as Magnapaulia, Therizinosaurus, and Parvicursor. Unwieldy for library use; just right for little hands and big (really big) laps. (Informational picture book. 6-9)”
Cristina Banfi graduated in Natural Sciences from the University of Milan. She has been working for over 20 years in the communications field focusing on science and educational games and has published a variety of titles, both educational and informational for young readers. Francesca Cosanti attended the Multimedia Illustration and Animation Course at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome and took the illustration course at Officina B5 at the Academy of Illustration in Rome. In addition, she took intensive illustration courses with internationally famous illustrators. Since then, she has worked as an illustrator in publishing, agencies, advertising and in the corporate world. As an acknowledged expert of illustration, graphic design and multimedia software, Francesca also teaches in various art schools in Italy.