The Iguanodon's Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again and Again (Hardcover)

The Iguanodon's Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again and Again By Sean Rubin, Sean Rubin (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Iguanodon's Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again and Again (Hardcover)

By Sean Rubin, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)

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Highlighting the role of artists in the scientific process, this crowd-pleasing look at dinosaurs explores how new discoveries deepen our understanding of the world.

Ever since mysterious bones were found in 1822, scientists and artists have tried to figure out what the creature they came from looked like. But it seems that every time they’ve made up their minds, someone makes a new discovery, and they have to start all over. That’s only fair, though—after all, it’s how knowledge advances!

With an inviting tone and detail-filled art, Sean Rubin traces the process of defining—and redefining—the dinosaur called Iguanodon. Entertaining, accessible, and beautiful, his tale will delight dinosaur fans, budding artists, and anyone curious about how science really works. 

Award-winning author and artist Sean Rubin has contributed to the bestselling Redwall and Mouse Guard series and illustrated such picture books as the Sydney Taylor Book Award–winning The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel. His own books include the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Bolivar. He lives with his wife and two sons in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Award-winning author and artist Sean Rubin has contributed to the bestselling Redwall and Mouse Guard series and illustrated such picture books as the Sydney Taylor Book Award–winning The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel. His own books include the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Bolivar. He lives with his wife and two sons in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063239210
ISBN-10: 0063239213
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English

“Lively, funny, and mesmerizing.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The chipper text is entertaining and educational, packed with humorous asides and unexpected anecdotes without losing the overarching story. Younger readers will adore the arresting artwork, and older readers will appreciate the wealth of newfound knowledge. A terrific tribute to the adaptability of the scientific process and the wonders that it unearths.” — Booklist (starred review)

"Rubin’s pencil, watercolor, and digital collages portray the paleontologists and artists of each era alongside a rendition of the time period’s signature dinosaur, with humorous asides from both species." — Horn Book (starred review)

“Via carefully cross-hatched pencil and digital collage, sprightly prose, and comic asides, Rubin surveys changing depictions of dinosaur anatomy and presents those changes as examples of science as ‘a process that never ends.’” — Publishers Weekly