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Written by Lucy Brownridge

Illustrated by Carnovsky

Part of the Illumi: See 3 Images in 1 Series

Key Stage 1 Art and Design Dinosaurs Activity and Puzzle books Reference Books

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Step into the hidden world of dinosaurs

Explore the world of dinosaurs with your magic three colour lens

Even the most expert, hardest to impress young palaeontologist will be awe-struck by this book, which gives the closest experience within printed pages yet to walking amongst dinosaurs. Huge double-pages take readers around the globe and back through time to when dinosaurs roamed the planet. Look at the brightly coloured pages through the special lenses provided and 3D scenes spring into life. A red lens reveals the ‘terrible lizards’ that would have lived in each location, from America’s ‘A listers’, the T Rex, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, to lesser known but equally impressive giants such as Africa’s Massospondylus. A green lens brings the locations into focus while looking through the blue lens uncovers the plants and pre-historic animals that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Each of the Observation Decks, as the 3D pages are called, are followed by fact-filled pages of black and white diagrams and text. Innovative, engaging and information-packed, it’s an eye-opening journey of discovery.

Andrea Reece

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 With contributions from Prof Michael J Benton.

Illumisaurus Synopsis

Journey back in time to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Illumisaurus, coming face-to-face with prehistory's most spectacular dinosaurs, plants and animals.

Bring this lost world to kaleidoscopic life with your magic three-colour viewing lens (included). With your lens in hand, discover amazing places and the creatures that roamed them many millions of years ago. Your green lens reveals a location, spanning 9 ancient land masses across millions of years.

Learn how these places transformed over time to become the habitats of the most spectacular life on Earth. Your red lens brings to life the mightiest beasts ever to walk the planet: the dinosaurs. Meet a T. rex up close, run with packs of velociraptors and marvel at the gigantic brachiosaurus as you discover how these animals came to rule the Earth. Your blue lens uncovers the wildlife that lived alongside and after the dinosaurs, including monstrous dragonflies, woolly mammoths and fungi taller than trees.

Fact pages fill in the details and guide you through a world bursting with life and colour.

The latest in the bestselling Illumi series, Illumisaurus is a hidden-world adventure with a fascinating scientific angle, and the perfect gift fordinosaur enthusiasts 7 years and older. Innovative illustrations from award-winning design duo Carnovsky make this a natural history like no other, with hundreds of places, plants and creatures to discover on three layers of detailed artwork. How many dinosaurs will you find on your prehistoric journey?

Illumisaurus Press Reviews

Use the magical three-colour lens to reveal dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Fifth in the innovative non-fiction series. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller, October Previews

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711252486
Publication date: 6th October 2020
Author: Lucy Brownridge
Illustrator: Carnovsky
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Art, Dinosaurs, Puzzles / Activities, Reference Books, Reference Works

About Lucy Brownridge

Lucy Brownridge is an author and editor of children's books based in London. She writes books for children about history of art, history, animals and science. She has an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in history of art from the University of Bristol. 

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