Book Review: Dinosaur Roar

Rating: ★★★★☆

This is one of those rhythmic, rhyming, funny books with emphasis on adjectives, this time describing the characteristics of brightly-colored, extremely funny dinosaurs.  Unlike Byron Barton’s similar book, this one emphasizes humor rather than scientific accuracy, it’s unclear which historical beasts these animals represent.  Their descriptions are simpler, presented in predictable, rhythmic text: “dinosaur sweet, dinosaur grumpy, dinosaur spiky, and dinosaur lumpy.”  On the final page the carnivores are depicted gnawing on bones, and the herbivores devouring trees, while a smiling tyrannasaur munches on the letters.

This is a fast read, with all the characteristics that make it perfect for toddlers who require humor, rhythm, predictability, and a short attention span.  It’s perfect for one-on-one reading or for a group.  Available in paperback or board book format.

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Publication Information: Stickland, Paul and Henrietta. Dinosaur Roar. Puffin. 1994. ISBN: 0140568085.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 00-04
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Posted on October 21, 2010

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