Dinosaur Rescue!by Penny Dale
All of your favorite dinosaurs from Dinosaur Dig! and Dinosaur Zoom! are back, but this time they are busy saving the day! Children will be enthralled by the wonderful illustrations as the dinosaurs rescue one another. But don&/i>/i>/b>/i>
There’s an emergency! Call the fire engines, ambulances, police cars — and the dinosaurs, of course!
All of your favorite dinosaurs from Dinosaur Dig! and Dinosaur Zoom! are back, but this time they are busy saving the day! Children will be enthralled by the wonderful illustrations as the dinosaurs rescue one another. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending for everyone!
PreS–When an orange pickup truck gets stuck on the train tracks, it's up to the dinosaur community to help stop the approaching train. The Dinosaur Rescue team is quickly called. An ambulance ("Wee-ooo!"), police car, helicopter ("Choppa!"), and other emergency vehicles are soon on the scene, working together to make sure everyone is safe. At the end of the day, it is time for the rescue dinosaurs to rest and play, and they are seen snacking, reading, coloring, and engaging in sports. The concluding two pages show the dinosaurs snug in their beds under a star-sprinkled sky. Friendly, colorful characters fill each spread, and text in a bold, playful font tells the story. Illustrations in watercolor and pencil fill the spreads. Onomatopoetic, noisy words are repeated, which can help children sound them out phonetically. Beginning endpapers feature 10 different kinds of dinosaurs and their names, and closing endpapers display and name the vehicles. Pair this picture book with Dale's other dinosaur titles for a real chugga-chugga time.—Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJ
Dale does for rescue vehicles what she did for an array of cars and trucks in Dinosaur Zoom! (2013)--namely, sends them racing toward a rendezvous with jewel-toned dinos in their drivers' seats. Uh-oh, a loaded truck is stuck partway through a railroad crossing, and a train is barreling down the track. Send for Dinosaur Rescue! Set to a patterned text that repeats end words or phrases in the next lines ("Rescue dinosaurs rushing. / Rushing to get there in time. / To get there in time, / before it's too late!"), the increasingly melodramatic scenes feature scads of dinosaurs. They are anthropomorphized but identifiable and drawn in exacting detail, and they hasten to the scene of the prospective disaster in a brightly colored fire truck, ambulance, helicopter or like conveyance. They then busily provide first aid and other services after stopping the train "just…in…time!" These scaly civil servants then wheel back to their headquarters to unwind and bed down. A labeled cast list of dinos at one end and trucks at the other sandwich this yummy treat for fans of all things large and roaring. (Picture book. 3-6)
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.42(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Penny Dale’s children’s books have sold more than four million copies, with editions in more than twenty languages. Her much-loved picture book Ten in the Bed sold more than one million copies worldwide and won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award in 2002. She also illustrated Anne Fine’s The Jamie and Angus Stories, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Penny Dale lives in South Wales.
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