Pair of Protoceratops

Pair of Protoceratops

by Bernard Most
     
 
Dinosaur buddies have a pleasantly playful, topsy-turvy time in these two alliterative books with sturdy pages. In A Pair of Protoceratops, a precocious pair of prehistoric pals pack for preschool, pedal in the park, plunge into pools, and pester their papa. And three tricksters touch their toes, take turns on the teeter-totter, tease a tyrannosaurus, and get into

Overview

Dinosaur buddies have a pleasantly playful, topsy-turvy time in these two alliterative books with sturdy pages. In A Pair of Protoceratops, a precocious pair of prehistoric pals pack for preschool, pedal in the park, plunge into pools, and pester their papa. And three tricksters touch their toes, take turns on the teeter-totter, tease a tyrannosaurus, and get into tons of trouble in A Trio of Triceratops.

Peppy and teeming with fun, Bernard Most's newest books will be popular with longtime dinosaur devotees and new fans alike.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
For preschoolers bitten by the dinosaur bug, this book will certainly appeal. The author takes the reader through a range of activities the Protoceratops engage in, ranging from "packing for preschool" to "peeling potatoes". This book may be useful to draw children's attention to alliteration and the similarities in the beginning sounds of words on each page. In this respect, the companion book, A Trio of Triceratops would be useful as well. The illustrations support the text nicely.
Kirkus Reviews
Dinosaur fans will instantly warm to this friendly prehistoric duo and their endearing playmates. In simple, colorful, and accessible illustrations, Most (Hippopotamus Hunt, 1994, etc.) depicts a day in the life of a pair of protoceratops as they learn and play in preschool, celebrate birthdays, and glumly work through a punishment doled out by a stern father. The pair sweetly share everything, from their pals, to household chores. The clever connection of events will hold youngsters' interests while they practice the tongue-twisting phrases with the letter P. The author also subtly points out the true meaning of a pair, with the numerals 1 and 2 prominently portrayed on nearly every page. The highlight, however, is Most's pink-and-purple palette, which is playful and perfectly pleasing to the eye. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152014438
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


BERNARD MOST has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Cow That Went OINK, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, How Big Were the Dinosaurs?, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and Where to Look for a Dinosaur. He lives in New York.

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