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“The Year of the Dinosaur” p. 64 by Babbletrish
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Lovely, if wildly inaccurate, pen-and-ink drawings from Edwin and Margaret Colbert’s The Year of the Dinosaur, published in 1977.

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_The News About Dinosaurs_ p.24 by Hallett by Babbletrish
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From The News About Dinosaurs written by Patricia Lauber and published in 1994 by Aladdin Books. Features a wide variety of paleoart from the 80’s and early ‘90’s. I couldn’t find the beloved (and oftentimes hilarious in hindsight) Zoobooks dinosaur issue, so I was delighted to see that Mark Hallett’s best illustrations from it were also in this book. This give you an excellent idea of what an “accurate” Tyrannosaurus looked like before Sue was discovered. Note the big, giant heads and alligator-fin down their backs. (If you squint, they almost look like accurate Abelisaurs!)