Snore, Dinosaur, Snore!

Snore, Dinosaur, Snore!

by John Bendall-Brunello
     
 

Yawn and stretch! It’s time to wake up! Three little dinosaurs have fun trying to wake their sleeping mother. They poke, they pinch, and they push, but nothing seems to work. All she does is snore, snore, snore! Is she really asleep? Or is she just pretending? Humorous watercolor illustrations add to this dino-romp about getting mom to wake up.See more details below

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Overview

Yawn and stretch! It’s time to wake up! Three little dinosaurs have fun trying to wake their sleeping mother. They poke, they pinch, and they push, but nothing seems to work. All she does is snore, snore, snore! Is she really asleep? Or is she just pretending? Humorous watercolor illustrations add to this dino-romp about getting mom to wake up.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
At a total of forty-two words, many of them "snore," this book is a model of concise, witty storytelling. And, with colorful illustrations so integral to the text, this book will appeal to all readers in the age range, from three-year-olds examining the pictures to figure out what is happening to six-year-olds learning to read the words. In the first spread, three baby dinosaurs are waking up in a colorful, crowded jungle. One yawns; another stretches; the last calls, "wake up!" This three-word opening sets the format, with almost every successive spread containing three—and only three—active, illustrated verbs. Soon, they try to wake up Mom, who insists on snoring, also in triplicate. The babies' actions escalate from "tickle, claw, and elbow" to "swing, jump, bounce," at which point Mom rolls into a pond and finally stops snoring. Although they have been persistent and, perhaps a little rough, everyone knows it is all in good fun as Mom, smiling, chases her three laughing babies with three scary-happy roars. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Three rambunctious young dinosaurs poke, tickle, and push their mother in an attempt to rouse her from sleep. When she finally wakes up after they roll her into a muddy pool, bounce on her belly, and splash her in the face, she playfully chases her youngsters, much to their delight. On full spreads featuring watercolor cartoons on jungle backgrounds, Bendall-Brunello's text is mostly composed of three-word phrases describing the young dinosaurs' actions. While children can identify with trying to wake a sleeping grown-up, they may find it hard to believe that mama dinosaur sleeps through it all. Stick with Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs… titles (Scholastic) for more crowd-pleasing dinosaur fare.—Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY\
Kirkus Reviews
Bendall-Brunello plasters sound words ("snore snore SNORE") over busy watercolor scenes in which three small, orange dinos unsuccessfully try to wake up their much larger mother. Pokes, prods, a tickly feather and even a roll down the hill don't do the trick; finally they jump on her chest, whereupon she rears up with a "roar! roar! ROAR!" and smilingly chases the giggling miscreants away. The mostly-one-word-at-a-time text is not only completely dispensable but, being descriptive rather than onomatopoeic, wooden to boot. Emerging readers will notice the words festooning the pages in threes, but their likelihood of establishing a satisfying chant out of them is small. Sharp observers may be mildly amused to see small clues that Mom's only feigning sleep toward the end, but look to the likes of Eileen Christelow's Don't Wake Up Mama! (1992) or Marjorie Dennis Murray's Don't Wake Up the Bear! (2003) for broader humor and more developed plotlines. (Picture book. 6-8)\

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761456261
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Pinwheel Bks.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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