Preschoolers love dinosaur storytimes, and it’s no wonder! They’re full of imagination and excitement. The books and songs are engaging and entertaining for all ages, and you can even make dinosaurs with your child! Then, when the storytime is over, they can play with their new toys! What better way to celebrate dinosaur day than with dinosaur stories and songs? Read on to learn about my favorite books to share with toddlers.
Book review of How Do Dinosaurs by Jane Yolen
Young children will enjoy this book series featuring prehistoric pals. These books are known for their fun, sing-song rhymes, which help develop early reading skills. In How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye, readers will learn how dinosaurs say goodbye to each other. It’s a great book to read at school drop-offs, as it combines the fun of dinosaurs with the importance of saying goodbye.
The structure of How Do Dinosaurs is similar to other How Do series picture books. Each chapter includes a beginning hook, questions, and rewards for good behavior. This method teaches young children that good behavior is fun and rewards positive behavior. These books encourage young readers to value the importance of reading for fun. In addition, parents will find that the stories are fun and encourage children to develop their own reading skills.
Parents will find the text simple and easy-to-understand style appealing to young children. Young children will love dinosaurs and learn about them at bedtime. This book is a great choice for young children, and its cute illustrations take it from a simple read to a delightful read. The illustrations are bold and do not use primary colours, yet they are extremely realistic. They will love it!
Book review of Sandra Boynton’s dinosaur story
For early readers, this delightful book will be an excellent introduction to dinosaurs. Sandra Boynton has become a well-known children’s author and illustrator and this book is no exception. Boynton’s dinosaurs are beautifully named, and they dance across the spreads as they make a splash at storytime. Designed for ages two to six, it makes an excellent early introduction to dinosaurs.
Children will enjoy this book and its simple messages about sharing and kindness. Boynton’s dinosaurs have previously appeared in her board books, so the humour is irresistible and the tips for reading for children are highly practical. There are over 14.5 million copies in print. In the end pages, children can read the book in dinosaur form, which encourages reading. Penelope Rex is eager to learn about her classmates, but she finds it hard to make human friends. She learns that she’s not at the top of the food chain.
In the final chapters, the dinosaurs gather to play musical instruments, dance, and sing. Children are so enchanted by the dinosaurs that they will want to follow them to bed. While these books are not suitable for very young children, they will appeal to parents and educators alike. A child will enjoy this book, and it will be remembered for a long time. And even parents can use it as a starting point for a storytime.
Book review of Paul Stickland’s Dinosaur Stomp
The picture quality of Stickland’s book isn’t what it could be. While I love the concept and the dinosaurs themselves, I was disappointed that Stickland couldn’t fit more than ten dinosaurs onto each page. While the dinosaurs are cute, they look slightly suspect. While realistic to an extent, they are also naive. The illustrations are also flat and seem dated, especially considering that today’s children’s books are dominated by extremely detailed and purposely simple illustrations.
The images of dinosaurs are fun and vibrant, but some are too small to identify. Some are known to dino fans, but most of them aren’t. Some spreads have packed spreads of dinos that make identification difficult, and the book is a poor counting primer. There are even extra animals in the backgrounds, which won’t make much sense to most kids. The references to dance aren’t particularly interesting, either.
I’m not sure whether I’ll be recommending the book to parents, but I do think it’s fun for kids and their parents. Counting dinosaurs is a simple process, but children will need a bit of patience, and Stickland’s book will do the trick. But the real fun will come from the stories, not the facts. Stickland’s illustrations, while charming, don’t really stand out from the crowd.