Michael Valadez imagination and intuition steming from his life long fasination with dinasours bring this educational topic home to facinate the imagination of the young and old alike. The images of these facinating dinosaurs help children identify with the lastest concepts in our "collectively" known perception of what these various exinct creatures looked liked: As well as a brief light hearted look at how they may have lived from one moment's need to the next.
Each page has brief bullet point of rich infomation about where the creature lived, and in what time-period it is assumed they live there.
This book is visually stimulating, pleasant to visually enjoy, and very easy for readers of any age to take in.
Michael Valadez conveys these concepts with a summerized imagination capturing both the facination, and ad rem facts of the creatures life styles on a single playful visual statement. Valadez does this in his own way, a unique style that should not be missed by any child, or a serious paleontological conceptual thinker of any age.
Toonasuars is a science-based children's educational fun book: Still the way that Michael conveys the information -- that is pouring out of him after half a life time of study on the subject and in the artform of conveying a message in his own voice from his minds eye and gifted hand -- his images are so important.
He as an artist is able to convey the work of raw struggle with daily playful joy, perhaps from a moderate point that earmarks his own artistic jouney.
I once heard that his own hand was severed as a teen(then reattched); an injury which if rumor is true, shows one of the reasons why both the playful nature of drawing for small children's books, in protagonistic detail (or proper lack of it) befitting a place on Scott McCloud's picture plane; and the potential energy suggesting the playful power of these long since exoctic and "other worldly" or better put, "preterworldly" beasts' is so appealing to the eye -- immediately sparking imagination page after insightful page.
Michael Val Adez is a sci-fi writer and illustrator to keep and eye on in the self publishing world for both his nonfiction, children's educational, and fictional work.