What's more fun to a kid than a menagerie of living, breathing dinosaurs, knocking over trees and each other in the forest primeval?
At least that's what someone at Whitman thought when putting together this adorable Tiny Dinosaur Museum Press-Out book (1975. Original price just 59 cents!).
youth gang problem...
The museum setting was ditched for Tiny Safari (1976).
Dr. Popdoodle's Monster Sticker Book, which I discovered, having reunited with it decades after originally owning it as a child, was a Whitman book as well. These things used to sell at the local drug store and were a cheap way for the harried parent to keep their brats quiet while they waited for their prescription.
A lucky kid with both the Tiny Dinosaur Museum AND Tiny Safari books could mix-and-match the pieces and go on a dinosaur hunting safari (or better yet, put the museum patrons in a human zoo...)
Full scan of both books with selected details below.
6 months ago