Dinosaur Parade
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Dinosaur Parade

by Shari Halpern
     
 

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Some dinosaurs are tall. Some dinosaurs are very small.
Some dinosaurs walk on two legs, others on four.
And some dinosaurs look sweet while others look scary.

This colorful parade of dinosaurs is a visual feast for very young fans of prehistorical creatures. The simple text and bold illustrations are ideal for preschoolers who are

Overview

Some dinosaurs are tall. Some dinosaurs are very small.
Some dinosaurs walk on two legs, others on four.
And some dinosaurs look sweet while others look scary.

This colorful parade of dinosaurs is a visual feast for very young fans of prehistorical creatures. The simple text and bold illustrations are ideal for preschoolers who are fascinated with these magnificent animals.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“What a way to introduce the very youngest to the prehistoric favorites!” —Booklist

“Halpern's strong black lines and vibrant colors bring this prehistoric pageant to life and will grab the attention of squirmy storytime listeners.” —The Horn Book

“A parade of brilliantly colored prehistoric beasts introduces little ones to the vast variety among the dinosaurs . . . Make space in the crowded dino section for this one.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a book to be shared, particularly in a storytime setting where listeners can show their enthusiasm for the vehicles and the smiling kitties operating them.” —Booklist on Construction Kitties

“With its bold images and straightforward text, Construction Kitties would make a good storytime choice.” —The Horn Book on Construction Kitties

“This is sure to be a hit with youngsters.” —School Library Journal on Construction Kitties

“A good addition to construction-machine collections everywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews on Construction Kitties

“Halpern's diverse and appealing students are simply rendered in bright and clear colors.” —School Library Journal on I Love School!, illustrated by Shari Halpern

“Halpern uses large, flat planes of bright colors, close-ups, and boldly outlined shapes to make the most of her tiny subjects and their young investigator. Engaging as well as informative.” —Booklist on I Love Bugs!, illustrated by Shari Halpern

Children's Literature - Trudy Shiroma Koeffler
An endearing book of lovable dinosaurs begins with a little boy strategically placing his toy dinosaurs on the carpet of his bedroom. Author Shari Halpern uses the factual, scientific names for the dinosaurs, but they are drawn in a child-friendly manner. Halpern has created intriguing dinosaurs in bright, beautiful colors on each page. The inside and back covers give detailed facts on various dinosaurs, while the inside pages give basic facts. Several pages deal with the size and shapes of dinosaurs, including those that had armor, bills and wings. Other pages discuss how dinosaurs moved and whether they lived on the land, in the water, or flew in the air. Differences between plant eaters and meat eaters are described. There is even a page dedicated to the scary, mean dinosaurs and the cute, sweet looking dinosaurs. This book educates while it delights young children. Reviewer: Trudy Shiroma Koeffler; Ages 2 to 5.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-08-12
A parade of brilliantly colored prehistoric beasts introduces little ones to the vast variety among the dinosaurs. "They come in all sizes. / They come in all shapes. // Some have clubs. / Others have plates." Simple, labeled, black-outlined illustrations depict tiny Coelophysis, medium-sized Dimetrodon and enormous Diplodocus, and a page turn reveals Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus. These are set against solid-colored backgrounds with just hints of detail—a rock here, a plant there, a line of mountains in the back, a hint of a tree. The book also explores dinos that walk on two legs versus four, swimmers and fliers, plant eaters and meat eaters, and those that look scary (Tyrannosaurus) versus those that look sweet (a mother and baby Maiasaura touching noses in a nest). The concluding sentence, stretched across three spreads, points out more attributes before bringing the parade back to its beginnings—a little boy playing with his plastic dinosaurs in his room. The endpapers depict all 21 dinosaurs along with a pronunciation key and a brief fact, usually one that illuminates the prior illustration: "Tyrannosaurus had teeth the size of bananas." The brevity of the text and the vivid colors will certainly keep little ones' attention; storytimes could not ask for a brighter collection of illustrations to share around the circle. Make space in the crowded dino section for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805092424
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
876,339
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD20L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Shari Halpern studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and is the illustrator of many books, including Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and the I Love series written by Philemon Sturges. She lives in New Jersey.

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