The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia by David Burnie is comprehensive in scope. Full-color photographs and dramatic drawings illustrate the dense but clearly laid out text while a timeline running across the top of each page plants readers firmly along the continuum.
One of the strongest features of this information-packed work lies in the many illustrations sprinkled across virtually every page. Artist John Sibbick does a splendid job of interpreting and recreating the habitat and habits of dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. This is an outstanding reference book and one that youngsters with a bent for the ancient "Terrible Lizards" will want to possess.
School Library Journal
More demanding and more up-to-date than Dougal Dixon's The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals (1988), this new fodder for budding paleontologists will be met with pleased approbation.