Suddenly it all came back to me. I had read The Wonderful Egg, from the library, many times! "Triceratops was big, too, but not as big as Brontosaurus." BAM! Take that, Proust! So of course I had to buy it. Such beautifully stylized drawings, simple but informative text, and a narrative twist to end it. Plus, at the back, "This is the Way to Say Their Names," which was most probably my introduction on how to pronounce the names of two dozen dinosaur types.
Now I want to read all the rest of the Dahlov Ipcar books that Flying Eye is re-issuing.
By Dahlov Ipcar
Flying Eye Books, 2014 (Doubleday, 1958)