Throwback Thursday: “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles”

No, that headline does not refer to the animals themselves; even I am not that old.  I am referring to the eponymous “Giant Golden Book” that I loved as a little boy.

My mother and father made sure that my early childhood library included plenty of dinosaur books.  Growing up just couldn’t be the same without them. “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles” was a favorite.  I wanted to be a paleontologist until “Raiders of the Lost Ark’s” arrival in 1981 switched my dream career to archeology.

That’s an allosaurus you see doing so much damage in the third picture.  When I was a little boy, I imagined him as Tyrannosaurus Rex’ equally mean little brother.


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