Where do I even begin on how brilliant this book is? I adore the Atlas of… series and this Dinosaur version is superb and the perfect addition to the series. You can read my reviews on the previous two books here for the original Atlas of Adventures and here for Atlas of Animal Adventures.
This is a fabulous oversized style book and it invites the reader in instantly with the wonderful illustrations by Lucy Letherland. There are some thirty dinosaur adventures to explore including learning how to fly with a Pteranodon as well as learning more about the T-Rex and other favourites such as Triceratops. There is, as ever, so much going on in this book that it will be some time I think before we have fully discovered it all.
The attention to detail really is superb with this book, from the rich illustrations to the edging of each page matching the dinosaur (image above) we are learning about. It teaches so much about dinosaurs in a truly engaging way. The suggested age range for the book is 7+ but Mr D, at almost 5, is totally absorbed by this book and we are working our way through it together, making sure we read every fact and delve into each and every page.
For each dinosaur, there is a section on the page that outlines where in the world it is from, and then another that gives you the facts for the dinosaur. It’s great to have that so easily and readily accessible as it helps with remembering some key facts.
This is such a well thought out book and it’s so perfectly in keeping with the original Atlas of Adventures and Atlas of Animal Adventures. I can’t wait to see what the next instalment is – I’m (not so) secretly hoping it’s a transport or train adventures one as I know that Damian and I have taken a couple of fabulous train journeys in the past and Mr D is endlessly fascinated with the train Puffing Billy in Australia. I am sure whatever theme it is, it will be superb and I feel so lucky that the children have all three books in the series to enjoy. They provide a real starting point for us when we look at projects and I know they are both utterly absorbed by the artwork in them.