Countasaurus

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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"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 Countasaurus, a blue pterodactyl is featured on the cover of this oversized, shaped board book. Since no one really knows the colors of various dinosaurs, the artist has used a colorful palette in depicting the various dinosaurs and other creatures that lived during the age of dinosaurs. On the first spread a Diplodocus tail (1 tail) stretches across the pages. The blue pterodactyl is replaced by a red one that soars on two (2) tough wings. A Triceratops has three horns (3) on its head while a Stegosaurus has four (4) spikes on its tail. Ichthyosaurs has five (5) fins, but a Velociraptor which is a meat-eating land creature has six (6) fingers with six sharp claws. Readers also meet Microraptors, Stegosaurus, and a herd of Maiasaura. The last page ends with ten dinosaur eggs, but also presents a challenge to count 50 teeth in the mouth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The complicated names will be quickly learned and one hopes that the numbers will also become part of the young listener/reader's knowledge. However, only the Arabic numerals appear in the text and not the word for each number. Other titles available include Alphasaurus, Colorasaurus, and Shapeasaurus. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452107479
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 709,947
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (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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