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Big Book of Dinosaurs

A Visual Exploration of the Creatures Who Ruled the Earth

Illustrated by Franco Tempesta
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Young paleontologists will explore the amazing age of earth’s mightiest animals in this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia

Dinosaurs dominated the Earth for more than 150 million years, and they’ve been an endless source of fascination since fossils were first discovered. These traces of their existence constantly revolutionize what we know about the captivating creatures, and Big Book of Dinosaurs includes the latest theories and findings! Kids will be able to follow in the footsteps of paleontologists as they learn what a fossil is, how they are preserved, and where the main fossil sites have been found. They’ll explore the different eras of ancient Earth, including the three main ages of the dinosaurs, and read about dinosaurs’ extinction. Meanwhile, every colorful page is filled with illustrations charts, fun facts, and more. BONUS: Children can test their knowldge with a two-page quiz at the end.

Little Genius Books is an independent publisher of children’s books, specializing in creating high-quality, affordable content. We are forward-thinking and on trend, with an eye for the perfect illustrations and an ear for engaging storytelling. Publishing a diverse range of board books, picture books, activity books, nonfiction, novelty, and more, our philosophy is to offer fresh design, innovative formats, and compelling content so children everywhere can laugh, learn, and be captivated. 

Franco Tempesta was born in Milan, Italy. Since he was a child, he loved drawing animals, dinosaurs, and dragons. Specializing in naturalistic illustration, in the last ten years he has focused his attention on the realization of realistic images of dinosaurs and primitive mammals. He has collaborated with national and foreign publishers, such as Smithsonian, National Geographic, Random House, Firecrest Publishing, Geoworld, and important advertising agencies of Italy. Since 1990, he has been a member of the Italian Illustrators Association. In April 2014, the Museum of Paleontology of Naples hosted a permanent exhibition dedicated to his illustrations of dinosaurs. Franco Tempesta loves nature, the sea, diving, and traveling.

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