A Giant Fold-Out Book
By Simms Taback
(Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609052126, 20pp.)
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
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Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "Who am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the animal, and then a final fold-out shows the whole dino. The featured dinosaurs are: quetzalcoatlus, diplodocus, stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, ankylosaurus, triceratops.
Simms Taback has won both a Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor Award. Per the Horn Book, Mr. Taback's art "sings with color and movement and humor and personality." Both the text and illustrations he has created for this series of books amply demonstrates these signature qualities. The author lives in Ventura, CA.
Praise for this series:
"...the formula doesn't begin to describe the wonder of opening up each page into a satisfyingly enormous illustration in the master designer /illustrator's typically pleasing shapes...and wildly contrasting colors. Young children will have a blast, over and over again, opening the pages, looking at the pictures, and identifying the animals." --School Library Journal