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Jump aboard the red airplane with Dinosaur Detective and travel the world in search of lost animals and people. From the jungle to the stormy sea to outer space, test your spotting skills in this puzzle-packed tour of a dozen different destinations. Kids will love this mystery hide-and-seek spotting adventure with a flying dinosaur detective!
Pore over dizzyingly detailed illustrations to help Dinosaur Detective find the lost animals and people in these weird and wonderful places:
- The Old Town – find dog's best friend, cat
- The Caves – find the princess's lost blue toad
- The Mountain – find the teacher's student
- The Fair – find bear's friend, snake
- The Olympic Village – find the gymnast's rabbit
- The Museum – find the boy's grandpa
- The Forest – find the woman's son
- Space – find the alien's boss
- The Jungle – find the lemur parents' daughter
- The Ocean – find the woman's sailor husband
- The Big City – find the woman's brother
- Dinosaur Detective's Home – find Dinosaur Detective
About the Author
Sophie Guerrive was born in 1983 in Marseille and studied at the University of Aix en Provence and then at the School of Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. She has loved comics since she was a child, and is influenced by strips like Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes or Mafalda. Her books are usually full of adventure and tinged with absurd humour. She has been artist-in-residence at the House of Artists of Angoulême since 2013.
“Major challenges indeed for fans of nose-to-page viewing” - Kirkus* starred review
“Seek-and-find books don’t get much more delightful than this English-language debut from French illustrator Gerrive, in which a blue sauropod locates missing people and animals in 11 scenes. “Dinosaur Detective! One of my students is hiding because he hasn’t done his homework. Can you find him?” asks an irate teacher in a mountain scene featuring dozens of tiny skiers, sheep, shepherds—and giant monsters gnawing on snow-capped peaks. Gerrive channels Martin Handford in dense illustrations packed with surreal details (a planet made up of eyes, a museum crowded with humans, animals, ghosts, and aliens), and finding the missing creatures and objects is satisfyingly challenging.” - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"An interesting addition to the genre and to any collection. Get out your magnifying glasses and get searching.” - Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI, for School Library Journal
"Jaded Where's Waldo seachers will have to up their games considerably to match this sharp-eyed new dino-detective...Major challenges indeed for fans of nose-to-page viewing." - Kirkus Starred Review' … a richly detailed whimsical search and find adventure, for fans of Pierre the Maze Detective.'