craig coverDinosaurs and More Dinosaurs, 1965
By M. Jean Craig

I remember ordering this book from the Scholastic Book Services as a second grader.  The monotone illustrations are
by George Solonevich and many of them have a funny texture about them, almost as if they were prepared using a muddy
colored clay.  I have two copies of this book, one with a 1965 Copyright, the other with a 1982 Copyright.  The 1965
version (the version that I had as a child) has a preface in which it is noted that the illustrations "are such a departure from
conventional illustrations [that] we have asked Mr. [Georg] Zappler [of the NY American Museum of Natural History] to
comment on them from a specialist's point of view."  Georg Zappler then proceeds to justify the illustrations as "within
the realm of the educated guess."  These illustrations need some kind of justification because many of them are just plain
weird.

anatosaurus 1

The illustration, above, of an Anatosaurus would fit right in with other "typical" dinosaur illustrations from the 1960's.
However, the revised 1982 version replaces this illustration with one that is probably the most outlandish version of an Anatosaurus
that I have ever seen! (see below).  The 1982 version also does away with illustrations of Prosaurolophus, Syrmosaurus,
Pentaceratops, and Corythosaurus that were in the original 1965 version.  If you collect old dinosaur books, get a copy of this one,
if only to see some of the weirdest dinosaur illustrations ever found in a "serious" kid's book on dinosaurs.



anatosaurus 2

Below are the illustrations of Prosaurolophus, Syrmosaurus, Pentaceratops, and Corythosaurus missing from the 1982 version.

prosa      syrm

pent       cory

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