Dinosaur Roar!

Dinosaur Roar!

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by Paul Stickland, Henri Stickland
     
 

Dinosaurs of every shape and size race, roar, and stomp through this colorful book of opposites. And where are all these silly-looking creatures off to? A dinosaur picnic, of course! These prehistoric pranksters and the simple, playful rhymes that accompany them will delight young children. Dinosaur Roar! gives parents a great way to introduce preschoolers to… See more details below

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Dinosaurs of every shape and size race, roar, and stomp through this colorful book of opposites. And where are all these silly-looking creatures off to? A dinosaur picnic, of course! These prehistoric pranksters and the simple, playful rhymes that accompany them will delight young children. Dinosaur Roar! gives parents a great way to introduce preschoolers to dinosaurs and opposites. It's a book full of fun.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
The pictures and swingy short verses will make this a good read-aloud even for thevery young.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The original book was quite successful, but this bath book version is quite different. A few of the concepts-fierce/meek, strong/weak, etc. come through, but it is not enough to be really effective. 1998 (orig.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
What a great idea to teach concepts...using children's most beloved characters...dinosaurs! The Stricklands have collaborated to bring to life dinosaurs that illustrate concepts such as clean and slimy, grumpy and lumpy and more. All are illustrated in glorious double-page spreads. They are funny and endearing while giving perfect visual representation to the concepts. 1997 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A simple rhyme to tickle the fancy of the youngest dino fans. ``Dinosaur roar,/dinosaur squeak,/dinosaur fierce,/ dinosaur meek...'' Whether weak or strong, fast or slow, etc., these colorful, slightly daft-looking creatures introduce a series of opposites as they parade across the double-page spreads. And where are the beasts marching? To eat their lunch ``gobble, gobble, nibble, nibble, munch, munch, scrunch!'' While the appealing watercolors are not scientifically accurate enough to suit avid dinosaurians, these prehistoric monsters are just perfect for the preschool crowd. A natural for story time.-Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Mary Harris Veeder
Dinosaurs are the gimmick here, not really the subject. The subjects are, first, antonyms--such as above/below and weak/strong--and then lunch. The paired dinosaurs, in a goofy array of pastels, are almost all smiling, even when the rhyme insists they're "grumpy"--so when they settle down to a lunch with (and not of) each other, the end is satisfying. The pictures and swingy short verses will make this a good group read-aloud, even for the very young.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385254670
Publisher:
Doubleday Canada Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
32

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"These prehistoric monsters are just perfect for the preschool crowds. A natural for story time." —School Library Journal

"The pictures and swingy short verses will make this a good read-aloud even for the very young." —Booklist

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