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Oct 26 2018

Dinosaurs rock by Beau Young and Shelly Craft

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Ill. by Suzy Boyer. Book and CD pack. Scholastic, 2018. ISBN 9781742765921
As a stand alone book it was described as 'Okay' by Master 8 and Miss 4, presumably because it was slightly difficult to read in the correct rhyme, and it sounded kind of clumsy! But once we had listened to the sound track it all made a lot more sense.
The songs are catchy and were easily remembered by miss 4 after only hearing them a couple of times, which I think is a pretty good recommendation.
Once we had listened to the songs a few times the book made a lot more sense and then every time we read it, it was not read - it was sung!
The stories/songs introduce dinosaurs such as the Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Diplodocus and even the Parasaur. There is also lots of information added within the songs such as what they like to eat, what they do, noises they make and their individual features.
On top of the catchy songs, there are some lively illustrations showing happy dinosaurs gallivanting around their habitats. They pictures certainly aren't historically correct as you would find in a non-fiction book but they are engaging and aimed at the 3-6 year old age group.
We liked the book but admit that I am a little over the super catchy tunes! Otherwise, it's an enjoyable book that can teach some interesting dinosaur facts in a fun, musical way! (Just watch out though as you may well find yourself singing the songs hours after you stopped listening!!!)
Lauren Fountain

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