Tuesday, February 19, 2008

If the Dinosaurs Came Back

If the Dinosaurs Came Back
Bernard Most
Harcourt Brace, 1978

This is one of those books I've seen a million times, but never actually read until today. Still in print, I think it's backlist life is pretty vibrant as I imagine over the years since this was written, dinosaurs have became more and more popular with the under 10 set. Apparently, the author is from an advertising background, and that is easy to see because the design is simple yet very catchy and effective. Written because his son loved dinosaurs, Mr. Most shows us all the wonderful things that dinos could bring to our world if they were still around.

If the dinosaurs came back,
giraffes would have
someone to look up to.
If the dinosaurs came back,
they could push away rain clouds
so the sun would always shine.

I love this book! Perfect for a little tike like mine who is obsessed with anything that walks on two, four, six or eight legs and is not a human. The dinosaurs in the rear glossary are adorable, and you can't help but be charmed by these endearing line drawings. (Though somehow I doubt dinos would be that "friendly" if they were magically brought back. Me thinks there are a great many that would be a bit too carnivorous ifin' you know what I mean...)

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