Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

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by Carol Diggory Shields, Scott Nash
     
 

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Dancing dinosaurs! Reading aloud has never been so much fun!

What did the dinosaurs do for fun? What really happened when the Jurassic gang wanted to let off some steam? They danced, of course! They rocked and rolled; they twirled and tromped! They had themselves a Dinosaur Stomp! With illustrations by Scott Nash that leap off the page like a raptor doing the

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Dancing dinosaurs! Reading aloud has never been so much fun!

What did the dinosaurs do for fun? What really happened when the Jurassic gang wanted to let off some steam? They danced, of course! They rocked and rolled; they twirled and tromped! They had themselves a Dinosaur Stomp! With illustrations by Scott Nash that leap off the page like a raptor doing the fandango, Carol Diggory Shields tells dinosaur devotees all about reptilian revelry with a foot-tapping, tail-whacking beat.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
Before the prehistoric animals come out to play on a Saturday night, there is some serious preparation and anticipation that must occur. Once they arrive, some of the various animals bounce and dance while others provide the music. "Pentaceratops stood up to perform; And blasted a tune on his favorite horn. They played in rhythm, they sang in rhyme; Dinosaur music in dinosaur time!" Shields' rhythm will be contagious as children join the party along with their favorite prehistoric creatures. Brightly illustrated by Scott Nash, the animals come alive as they scurry around to get ready for the party. They only get more rambunctious as they arrive to find music, food and fun. When the volcanoes begin to blow, providing a "fireworks show," the dinosaurs "danced up the first earthquake!" staying up "well past the late Cretaceous." Used as a read-aloud, this book will inspire children to join in as they dance with animals at the dinosaur stomp and give adults the chance to teach about these wonderful animals. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763606961
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our three-year-old granddaughter loves this book. Great pictures, great rhymes and a lot of fun to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loved this book when he was younger. Fun illustrations and rhyming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very lively yet educational book. Really engages the child and is great for use with groups of children. Encourages participation with the fun, rhythmic nature of the text, and the illustrations are a feast for the eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son is very musical and is not the most attentive with stories at 3 years old, but this book has him giggling and "reading" along every time. I love the rhythm of the story and how he gets to learn about different dinosaur names while we read. Even though this book gets him excited, it's still a great bedtime book for us since the dinosaurs all wind down at the end. The colorful characters and easy rhythm makes this a good choice for babies through preschoolers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I read it a lot to my preschool class. It has great rythmic timing. I am not sure if it is still available, but I had the book on tape. It had a great tune to it, and the class would dance and play instruments to it. I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book! The toddler carries it everywhere with him; the preschooler tries to recite the rhymes; and the 1st grader loves it because she can read it to her brothers! Even with the simple story, this book was recently voted #1 by the entire student body at our neighborhood elementary school. We especially enjoy the anklyosaurus drumming on his hard shelled back, 'Boomalacka! Boomalacka! Whack! Whack! Whack!'