Long, long ago, more than one hundred million years ago, everything was different than today . . . there were very strange beasts and most of them were big. Stupendously, tremendously, enormously BIG. And they all laid eggs. And one wonderful egg sat all alone at the base of a giant fern tree in the green jungle world . . .
Dahlov Ipcar's classic picture book explores the glorious world of dinosaurs from Brontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus. Fifteen weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures soar, swim, and crawl through Ipcar's striking illustrations in bold and beautiful color which will entice and enthral young readers.
After meeting all of these fabulous creatures, we find that the egg contains a surprise very different from what we expected! And therein lies the extraordinary story of the wonderful egg.
Dahlov Ipcar was born in Windsor, Vermont, in 1917. She has written and illustrated over thirty children's books. She has won the NEIBA Presidential Award in 2010 and the Kerlan Award for Children's Literature. Until she passed away at the age of 100 in 2017, Ipcar still painted on her farm in Maine where she'd lived since 1937.