Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyTwo sunny chapter books introduce Dino Easy Readers, featuring the antic and affable dinosaur siblings, Rex and Lilly. Each volume consists of three self-contained adventures, all of which end on a lighthearted note. Ably targeting beginning readers, the author uses controlled vocabulary and effective repetition as she describes such slice-of-kids'-lives escapades as Rex's first dance class, brother/sister one-upmanship at the swimming pool, the duo's well-intentioned but messy preparations for Mom's birthday celebration and the acquisition of the family's first pets. Bursting with radiant color and his inimitable genial comedy, Marc Brown's (the Arthur and D.W. series) copious illustrations make these books ideal choices for recent picture-book graduates. Ages 4-6. (Apr.)
Dinosaur siblings Rex and Lilly play at various activities.
School Library JournalK-Gr 2The creators of the ``Dinosaurs'' series (Little) have joined forces again for these titles starring dinosaur siblings. Each book includes three episodes that are sure to tickle beginning readers' funny bonesmaking a birthday surprise for mom, getting a housekeeping robot that goes wild, choosing the best pet (Family Time); performing copycat tricks at the swimming pool, having fun in dance class, and playing rainy-day dress-up (Playtime). The texts are straightforward, often using repetitive sentence structure and phrases, and lay the groundwork for the humorous (and sometimes really silly) watercolor-and-ink illustrations. The youngsters' messy habits and antics are right on target.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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