Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dinosaur Countdown - OPTIONAL

Oldland, Nicholas  Dinosaur Countdown  Kids Can Press, 2012.  $15.95  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

This is a simple counting book using illustrations and names of dinosaurs.  Each page has around three to six words of text and has cartoonish illustrations of dinosaurs, including velociraptors, deinosuchus, herbivores, parasaurolophus, pterodactyls, deinonychus, tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus.  The last page says that there are zero dinosaurs because they are extinct.  

I have a couple of issues with this book:  first, dinosaur names are hard to pronounce, so I think it helps to have a place that helps with the pronunciation; second, some pages are confusing because they don’t just have the number of dinosaurs listed but they have included a predator or have a dinosaur flying at the top of the page.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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