Oakland, CA, March 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Who hasn’t thrilled to the giants that roamed the earth so many years ago? Dinosaurs—fearsome, fast carnivores, enormous herbivores, and flying lizards that resembled giant bats—have captured our imagination for nearly two centuries.
Now, children age 6-12 can make and color their own dinosaur action figures, using cut-outs from the new book Dinosaurs on the Move: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble. The action figures and the accompanying descriptive text for the 10 species of dinosaurs included can be used to facilitate drama play, science learning, and even discussions of natural history. The book includes “dinosaur greatest hits” like Tyrannosaurus rex, Pteranodon, and Stegosaurus, as well as less familiar species such as the armadillo-like Ankylosaurus, and the fish-eating Baryonyx.
“Combines the appeal of dinosaurs with key facts about them while encouraging creativity… a unique addition any dinosaur-lover’s bookshelf, and one that I would have certainly loved myself as a child.” —Dr. Matthew Carrano, Paleontologist, Washington, DC
Endorsed by Denver Museum of Nature and Science paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Carpenter, award-wining science educator “Paleo Joe” Kchodl and other experts, Dinosaurs on the Move follows the award-winning Famous Figures of Ancient Times in a series of cut-and-color movable action-figure history books from Figures In Motion; other books will feature famous people from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the United States, and the Bible.
The books are the latest from artist Cathy Diez-Luckie, illustrator of Goodbye Goose and several other children’s books, and contributor to two illustration encyclopedias and several magazines. Trained at the Toledo Museum of Art and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Diez-Luckie also holds a graduate degree from Stanford University.
The illustrations for the ten prehistoric dinosaurs are based on authentic fossils and skeletons—in both pre-colored and color-them-in versions, to cut out into movable action figures using only crayons or colored pencils, scissors, a 1/8 inch hole punch, and fasteners. “Children love to move the dinosaurs’ jaws, clash their teeth, and make their legs move. It’s a great way to have fun and introduce children to natural history and paleontology,” explains Diez-Luckie.