Britta Drehsen and Sara Ball’s Flip-O-Saurus is an interactive, choose-your-own dinosaur kind of adventure, with three moving panels that allow readers to create over one thousand different combinations. School Library Journal: “This oversize, cut-page gallery invites children to mix and match the heads, bodies, and tails of 10 dinosaurs. Brief descriptive comments at the base of each flap offer further opportunity for hilarity: the ‘Diplo-Thyo-Ryx,’ for instance, announces that ‘My neck is twenty feet long,’ ‘I live in the ocean,’ and ‘My long, bony tail is covered in colorful feathers.’ Printed on heavy card stock, Ball’s painted portraits are big and bright enough to draw even younger children.” For older kids, there is a chart at the end listing genuine facts about the real dinosaurs on which the combinations are based. Giggle factor: high even for little kids, but the more you know about dinosaurs, the funnier the book. Adult enjoyment: depends on how silly you are. Illustrations: three to five jelly jars, depending on the mixup. For an interactive preview from the publisher, click here.


~ by kaychubbuck on December 29, 2010.

One Response to “Flip-O-Saurus”

  1. […] Kangodile has been one of James’ favorite books since he was very small. Very similar to Flip-O-Saurus, Kangodile lets kids mix and match the fronts and backs of animals to make their own creations […]

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