Dini Dinosaur

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Dirty Dini Dinosaur is covered with mud from head to toe. But when he tries to take a bath . . .


Silly Dini Dinosaur, what are you up to now?

A bubbly bathtime and bedtime book for toddlers and dinosaur fans of all ages.

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Dirty Dini Dinosaur is covered with mud from head to toe. But when he tries to take a bath . . .


Silly Dini Dinosaur, what are you up to now?

A bubbly bathtime and bedtime book for toddlers and dinosaur fans of all ages.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Even youngest toddlers will guess what’s coming next in this bath-time story about a baby dinosaur who neglects to take off his clothes before getting cleaned up. When Mama announces that muddy Dini Dinosaur needs to bathe before bedtime, he is happy to comply: “Dirty Dini Dinosaur/ splashed in the tub/ He tried to wash his feet/ with a... scrub-a-dub-dub!/ Silly Dini Dinosaur!/ Don’t you know?/ You have to take your shoes off... ‘Back you go!’” Beaumont (Where’s My T-R-U-C-K?) repeats her buoyant, nursery rhyme–style pattern for Dini’s pants, shirt, and hat; finally, Dini’s mother gives him a thorough scrubbing of his horns, back, scales, and toenails, before tucking him in for the night. Though there’s no real drama—Dini is a willing bathgoer, and mama is none too upset about Dini’s clothes, which get sparklingly clean in the process—Roode’s cheerful digital artwork, which is stylistically in keeping with his Little Bea books, features lots of smiles, bubbles, and hugs that work well with the book’s sweet-natured, end-of-the-day vibe. Ages 2–5. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Dini Dinosaur plays in the mud and sand. He is all dirty and needs to take a bath. He gets in the tub full of water and tries to wash his feet, but he forgets to take off his shoes. His mother helps him with this. He tries to wash his legs but he forgot to take off his pants, which his mother helps him with. Back in the tub Dini Dinosaur goes, trying to wash his tummy. He forgets to take off his shirt, but his mother helps him out again. When Dini Dinosaur tries to wash his head, he is still wearing his hat. His mother helps him take off his hat. When his mother checks to see if Dini Dinosaur is clean, he forgets to wash behind his horns, he does not scrub his back, nor does he wash his toenails. After his mother washes him, it is time for bed. He falls asleep after she reads a bedtime story and sings lullabies. A delightful story with bold and colorful illustrations, this story will attract the attention of any child ages two through five. Reviewer: Tina Chan
School Library Journal
PreS-K—A baby dinosaur is dirty from playing in the mud and sand, so it's bath time before bed for this lovable little guy. But, every time he tries to wash, he's stymied because he neglects to remove his shoes, shirt, pants, hat, etc. You get the idea. Mom says, in what becomes a repeated refrain: "Silly Dini Dinosaur!/Don't you know?/ You have to take your pants off…Back you go!" She finally helps him and makes sure that he's clean with a "scrub-a-dub-dub" behind his horns and under his toenails. The digital illustrations are bright, colorful, and playful. With a few sentences on each page, this nonsensical story will work well for storyhours or for one-on-one sharing. At times, the rhyme scheme is a bit off, but the overall execution works well. Pair this book with Julia Kay's Gulliver Snip (Holt, 2008) for an upbeat bath-time adventure.—Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY
Kirkus Reviews
A delicious bit of bathtime flummery, delivered by a dirty little dino and his oddly inattentive mother. A day's play in the mud and sand leaves Dini covered in splotches from sneakers to cowboy hat. Into the tub he hops, but, "Silly Dini Dinosaur! / Don't you know? / You have to take your SHOES off… / you go!" Following a repeat of this pattern for Dini's pants, shirt and hat, Mama finishes off by scrubbing the parts he's missed, and then it's off to snoozeland for both. Beaumont's buoyant, bouncy verse practically reads itself aloud, and it will not take long before young listeners fling themselves into the performance, chiming in with the "scrub-a-dub-dub!" refrain. Early-literacy skills are boosted by subtle textual cues that place the key word not only in all caps but in a color that matches the article of clothing in question. Roode complements the text with big, simple pictures filled with smiles (Dini's accessorized by one tiny fang) and sudsy bubbles. For newly fledged self-dressers, a cogent reminder that what goes on, must come off. (Picture book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062072993
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 523,361
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Beaumont is the New York Times best-selling author of I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!; Shoe-la-la!; Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?; Doggone Dogs!; and many other award-winning children’s books. She lives in Capitola, California.

Daniel Roode is an artist and book designer and the creator of the Little Bea books, Little Bea and Little Bea and the Snowy Day. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    For Toddlers who Love Dinosaurs

    Cute, rhyming story of a young dinosaur who forgets to take off every item of clothing before taking a bath. Bright colored illustrations. Entertaining to my two year old nephew who loves dinosaurs. His six year old brother liked it, too.

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