Dinosaur ROAR!

Dinosaurs roamed the storytime room this week!  “Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs” by Byron Barton shows all kinds of dinosaur; big and small dinosaurs, dinosaurs with horns on their heads, spikes down their backs, or dinosaurs with very long necks and tails. “In colors straight out of a crayon box he [Barton] provides children with a genuine “first” dinosaur book.”* A lot of toddlers love dinosaurs and, truthfully, are waaay more knowledgeable about how to pronounce dinosaur names than me. Thankfully this book has the pronunciation of the dinosaur’s names on the book flap!

“Edwina, the dinosaur who didn’t know she was extinct” by Mo Willems is a dino tale in present time. Everyone in town loves the dinosaur Edwina, everyone except Reginald Von Hobbie Dobbie. Reginald knows dinosaurs are extinct and wants everybody, including Edwina, to know.  Will Reginald win? Will Edwina bake chocolate chip cookies?? Is the pigeon hiding somewhere in this book?! Read and find out!

We sang a story of 5 Funny Dinosaurs that goes a little something like this:

5 Funny Dinosaurs (to the tune of 5 green speckled frogs)

Five funny dinosaurs

Let out a great big roar

And ate up some most delicious leaves,

Yum, yum

One jumped into a pool

Where it was nice and cool

Then there were four funny dinosaurs

Roar!roar! (continue till there are no dinosaurs)

Did you know there is a dinosaur name for each letter of the alphabet? Kids got to learn and explore dinosaur names from A-Z through this Dinotrain coloring activity http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/activities/handson/dinosaursatoz.html

Looking for more dino fun? Check out dinosaur games at http://www.kidsdinos.com/dinosaur-games/index.php or visit Edwina at http://pigeonpresents.com/pals-edwina.aspx

*Publishers Weekly Review

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