Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters

The Definitive Pop-Up

Age 5+

Pop-Up & Lift-The-Flap Books

Two bestselling book creators bring prehistoric sea beasts to life in this spectacular pop-up masterpiece!

While dinosaurs patrolled the lands, massive prehistoric sharks, giant scorpions and colossal squid cruised the ancient oceans – most with just one thing in mind: eat or be eaten. Full of captivating facts and more than thirty-five breathtaking pop-ups, this incredible companion volume to the bestselling Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs explores the prehistoric underwater world, where monsters ruled the waves for millions of years.


Robert Sabuda is a renowned pop-up picture book creator. Beginning his career by illustrating colouring books (for such characters as Rambo!), he has gone on to make amazingly inventive pop-ups, including the marvellous Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Matthew Reinhart is an illustrator and pop-up picture book maker, creating the successful Encyclopedia Prehistorica series with Robert Sabuda. They both live in New York, USA.


…an extraordinary pop-up book. Both ingenious and creative, you pick a page, open it and a three-dimensional prehistoric animal bursts out, all tooth and claw.

The Dominion Post

Robert Sabuda has done it again! Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Creatures is here to thrill, captivate, enthral and entertain pop-up fans.

Reading Time

…an amazing display of paper engineering…a considerable amount of very informative text…will likely find a spot in many Christmas stockings.

Magpies Magazine


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