After my kid brought home this cool dinosaur book from the library illustrated by him in 1977, I was searching for some decent images to share from the illustrator Victor Ambrus. But I couldn’t find any that were large enough to do his detailed work justice (click that link anyway, that’s his website). During the search I did run into this post over on The Art of Children’s Picture Books which brought back some memories of reading this series of strange 3D puppet illustrated books as a kid. In fact I remember especially liking looking at the shag carpet grass in the illustration while sitting on the shag carpet rug at my grandparent’s house. And of course the story itself has all of the most engaging elements of every great kid’s story: cannibalism and the imminent threat of starvation and death.