This fun, rhyming read-aloud will guide young children through the bedtime routine. Would you ask a dinosaur to dinner? Would you share your toothbrush with a shark? Through a series of amusing mishaps, a young boy learns that a dinosaur, a shark, a tiger, and other animals will not help him get a good night's sleep. Instead, he holds a teddy bear and counts sheep, realizing that they are the animals best suited for the bedtime routine. Gareth Edwards' rhyming read-aloud text is brought to life with the fun, charming art of Guy Parker-Rees, the bestselling illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance!
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Gareth Edwards is a TV and radio producer. This is his first U.S. picture book. He lives in London, England, with his wife and four children. Guy Parker-Rees has illustrated many bestselling Orchard books, including Giraffes Can't Dance, K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo, and The Chimpanzees of Happytown by Giles Andreae; Down by the Cool of the Pool, Dinosaurumpus!, and All Afloat on Noah's Boat by Tony Mitton; Quiet! by Paul Bright; and The Hippo-Not-Amus by Tony and Jan Payne. He lives in Brighton, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Never ask a Dinosaur to Dinner is all about not keeping wild animals at home. I learned that T Rex s are furious, Sharks have lots of teeth, Beavers build big dams, Never choose a Tiger as blanket because they get mad quickly, Bisons are soft and woolly and it is clumpy and will make you grumpy, Owls are nocturnal and they hoot all night. I liked the author's words "if he's able he will eat the kitchen table!" I also loved all the rhyming words in each page. I really loved the drawings because they look real and expressive. The teddy bear in each page is really cool. My favorite parts in this book are when the teddy bear was telling the boy to use the real blanket but the boy pretended he could not hear and was pulling the bison's tail. All the animals were peeking through the door when the boy was hugging his teddy bear, they all had a very sad face. Kids will love this book because it is very fun and silly and they will also enjoy the rhyming words and learn so much about the animals. reviewed by Shrisha.K, age 5, San Diego Mensa