I have two young daughters who love pop-up books and as all young children love dinosaurs, this appeared to be a winning combination. The book contains 4 pop-up scenes for playing with, a dinosaur guide on the left hand side and a pocket full of push out card dinosaurs to use with the scenes. The pop-up scenes are well designed and colourful and the small dinosaurs themselves are also well drawn and attractive. My daughter tore one as she was popping it out, but the card is robust enough for the dinosaurs to be free standing.
The pocket guide is divided into four sections outlining each of the pop-up scenes and the description of each dinosaur lists what they eat and what tracks they lay. There is a question on the scene to prompt and inspire some play with the pop-out figures, so for example it shows some tracks and asks who is chasing the dinosaur in the scene. Look it up in the guide, find the right pop out dinosaur and off you go. This is all good fun, but more fun for my daughters was to play out their own scenes with all the dinosaurs and to pretty much ignore the text. The problem I think is that the dinosaur names are quite long and tricky and don't fit well with the phoenetic system used to teach reading at school. Pronounciations are included but these don't really use the phoenetic system either. On top of this there isn't really that much information about each dinosaur.
The whole package is well put together but gives me the feeling of something I would pick up from a bargain book seller at a fraction of the sleeve price as a stocking filler or for use as a prize at a children's party. All in all very good fun but not that educational.