DINOSAUR TALES by Ray Bradbury

DINOSAUR TALES

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bradbury, enchanted by dinosaurs since childhood, has packaged "all of his dinosaur stories": three much-anthologized old yarns, that is, plus three new items (a story and two short poems), together with illustrations by William Stout, Steranko, Kenneth Smith, Moebius, David Wiesner, Gahan Wilson, and Overton Loyd. The famous entries: "The Fog Horn" (1951), in which a lonesome sea monster fails in love with a lighthouse; "A Sound of Thunder" (1952), about a dinosaur-hunting time traveler who steps on a butterfly and changes the world; and "Tyrannosaurus Rex" (originally "The Prehistoric Producer," 1962), in which a movie animator unconsciously molds his favorite monster to resemble his domineering, skinflint producer. The new story concerns a boy obsessed with (what else?) being a dinosaur when he grows up. And the whimsical poems feature dancing dinosaurs and a brontosaurus that gets a parking ticket (though the illustration is of a stegosaur). With foreword and introduction and lots of pictures (less than half of this 144-page booklet is text): a boutique serving for only the least serious or the dinosaur-happy of Bradbury fans.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1983
ISBN: 0760778175
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Bantam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1983




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