Colorasaurus

Overview

In this new series of concept-based, shaped dinosaur board books, little ones will learn dinosaur names for every letter of the alphabet, identify bold shapes, practice counting skills, and discover the bright colors in the dinosaur world. Both kid-friendly and educational, these board books make reading and playtime fun for the whole family!

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Overview

In this new series of concept-based, shaped dinosaur board books, little ones will learn dinosaur names for every letter of the alphabet, identify bold shapes, practice counting skills, and discover the bright colors in the dinosaur world. Both kid-friendly and educational, these board books make reading and playtime fun for the whole family!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Dino fans will be delighted with this series." - School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
One of kids' favorite creatures (dinosaurs) is the focus of this series of books aimed at teaching basics such as counting, shapes, colors and the alphabet. In Colorasaurus, a bright orange dinosaur is featured on the cover of this oversized, shaped board book. On the first spread bright red fireballs are making their way toward a couple of Velociraptors. There is a bright orange sun and purple Microraptors followed by yellow sand which a pack of Goganotasaurus seem to be playing in. Since no one really knows the colors of various dinosaurs, the artist has chosen to use a colorful palette in this book. The black tar that trapped so many dinosaurs is also featured along with tender green leaves at the top of trees that Brachiosaurus can nibble on. Triceratops drink from a blue pond while Stegosaurus makes his way through the brown mud. There are pink tongues, a purple sky and white eggs in an Oviraptor's nest. The complicated names will be quickly learned and one hopes that the colors will also become part of the young listener/reader's knowledge. The word for each color is printed in the appropriated shade within the black text. Other available titles are Alphasaurus, Countasaurus, and Shapeasaurus. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
One in a series of concept books both shaped like and featuring dinosaurs. Velociraptor, Giganotosaurus and Triceratops, among others, encounter a rainbow of objects such as red fireballs, yellow sand, and blue water to explain the concept of color to little ones. The text is straightforward, and the color that is the focus of each spread is printed in a bold font of a corresponding shade. Powell's friendly-looking dinosaurs, created with a mottled brush stroke and rounded lines, are age-appropriate if not entirely accurate. The dinosaur shape of the book is eye-catching when closed, but it results in strange page crops when the book is open (the Diplodocus has a V-shaped chunk cut out of the middle of its back). The other books in the …Saurus series demonstrate counting, the alphabet and shapes. Alphasaurus successfully lists a prehistoric creature for each letter. Countasaurus lets readers count the different parts of various dinosaurs up to 10, but some of the dinosaurs, such as Ichthyosaurus, are a little scarier than others in the series. Shapesaurus, probably the least successful, feels a little forced, with unnatural, square-shaped rocks and comically rectangular Triceratops teeth. A series for those seeking concept books married with (mostly) kinder, gentler dinosaurs. (Board book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452108148
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 793,032
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan E. Bryant is a former children's book editor who has written more than 100 storybooks, chapter books, easy readers, board books, and novelty books. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Luciana Navarro Powell has been a professional illustrator for fourteen years. Originally from Brazil, she now lives in San Diego, California.

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