Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Let's Keep Reading the Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Animal Fact Finder!
Continuing our journey through the Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Animal Fact Finder written by Dr. Michael Benton and published by Kingfisher books in 1992. The color illustrations are by Jim Channell and David Holmes, and line illustrations are by Kevin Maddison and Ralph Orme.
We're confronted by a pack of extremely 80's-looking Deinonychosaurs. These guys are not nearly as fascinating as the accompanying Deinonychosaur family tree graphic, which is a relic from the days when you could be suspected of being part of this family if you happened to have large claws. Behold!
You're looking good there, Gastornis.
Moving away from dinosaurs for a moment, we have this Dimetrodon, who looks positively cuddly. Like an ugly-cute puppy.
Here's Gallimimus sporting a very odd-looking beak...
And Hadrosaurus sporting seemingly no beak at all. She's anatomically off anyway, but that head...
Honestly, Ornithopods, like this parroty Hypsilophodon, make out pretty bad overall in this book. Brace yourselves for this next one:
Here are a couple of full-text pages that kind of speak for themselves. Though the first one at least solves a mystery from an earlier post.
Finally, I want these guys to star in a children's book entitled, The Grouchy Ichtyhyosaurs:
Sketch of the Day! Cute Monster Girl style Medusa for Sketch Dailies: