Monday, 6 November 2017

Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures by Emily Hawkins and Lucy Letherland (Wide Eyed Editions)

After the fantastic "Atlas of Adventures" Emily Hawkins and Lucy Letherland are diving back into prehistory for a fascinating glimpse at the lives of creatures that once stomped, soared above and swam in the seas of ancient Earth.
"Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures" is a hugely detailed and fun look at dinosaurs, the perfect 'first proper book' for little ones who love learning all about these creatures.

The timeline for the book starts right at the beginning of the earth's formation as the gigantic land masses begin to slowly break apart over the course of millennia, and many diverse species begin to establish themselves in different habitats, climates and conditions.

There are so many different dinosaurs represented in the book, and quite a few more familiar looking species that still live through to this day, albeit in highly evolved forms.

Illustrations are, as you'd expect, stunning and colourful - just right to engage a younger audience.

Mothronychus, in its native USA. 
The most interesting aspect of the book is linked in with Emily and Lucy's love of maps, when you see the sort of creatures that lived in different countries around the world back in prehistoric times.

Owch! Deinonychus was a fearsome pack hunter, definitely a case of strength in numbers
We love everything about this book, from the quirky details worked into various illustrations (see how many you can spot) to the effective use of big format double page spreads to really immerse little ones in the subject.

Charlotte's favourite Dinosaur, the Triceratops. Stay out of the way of those horns!
"Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures" by Emily Hawkins and Lucy Letherland is out now, published by Wide Eyed Editions (Kindly supplied for review).