The Truth about Dinosaurs - by Guido Van Genechten (Hardcover)
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"About the Book An ordinary chicken (""Gallus gallus domesticus"") who knows everything about dinosaurs leads a funny guided tour of his family tree. Full color. Book Synopsis Young readers who think the dinosaurs are all extinct will appreciate this truthful revelation. Well, truth-y, anyway. - Kirkus Reviews ""A fantastic storified view of the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, from a genius storyteller and illustrator."" - Read It, Daddy Everyone knows that dinosaurs are extinct. But are they really? What if we told you that they're still alive, and that some of them even live among us! You need proof? Well, here is an authentic photo album from a long, long time ago that's now being shared for the very first time. Discover the long-withheld truth in this incredible but true story about DINOSAURS. ""Everyone thinks that dinosaurs are extinct. But I managed to lay hands on a unique document, an authentic photo album from the period, which clearly shows that there are still dinosaurs running around on earth"" says international bestselling award-winning author-illustrator Guido Van Genechten. A funny, humorous and illuminating tour of the wonderful world of the dinosaurs .For anyone ages 4 to 250 million years. Review Quotes Chickens are descended from dinosaurs, and here's a chicken with a family photo album to prove it. First the chuffed chicken--or ""Gallus gallus domesticus"" to a skeptical unseen narrator--opens the album to snapshots of ""The Velociraptor Family"" to point out similar feet and feathers, then goes on to more distant relatives such as the Iguanodons, the Stegosaurs (""We look a lot alike, don't you think?""), and the Triceratops clan. Following views of a falling asteroid and other prehistoric catastrophes, the proud pullet struts off to clamber atop a huge egg...only to flee in panic when it hatches out not a ""cute little Triceratops chicken"" or some other safe playmate but a toothy T. Rex. In his cartoon illustrations van Genechten doesn't try for realistic detail but captures ""Mommy Loci and Daddy Rapt"" rolling past on a stone-wheeled tandem bike, plasters each album leaf with droll captions (""Our first Diplodo-kiss""), and sets up the climactic visual punchline with an earlier portrait of drooling cousin Rex. The egg appears from nowhere in the story, but something very like it is visible in an endpaper gallery of marbled-paper dino eggs. Actual information is included in the form of dates (all B.C.) and (inexplicably) ""tickets"" scrapbooked into the pages with each dino's weight in pounds. Young readers who think the dinosaurs are all extinct will appreciate this truthful revelation. Well, truth-y, anyway. - Kirkus Reviews A fun introduction to dino science for readers...a cute...add for your dino collections. - Mom Read It About the Author Guido Van Genechten (1957, Belgium) studied drawing and painting, graphics and photography. Afterwards he worked for many years in the graphic industry. Now Guido works as a fulltime illustrator of children's books. In 1998 he won the international Illustrator's Award City of Hasselt with his picture book Ricky. This prize was the beginning of his international career as a children's book illustrator. Since that moment, Guido Van Genechten has created many best-selling stories and received several awards. In 2007 he was the winner of the Reader's Digest Award for Best Children's Book Illustrator. And in the past ten years his books were published in 30 countries around the world."



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