Review: Dinosaur Dads

Dinosaur Dads is a fun rhyming story about a bunch of dinosaurs.

The junior dinosaurs are bored and grumpy until the the dad dinosaurs return in all their stomping and roaring glory.

Then the kids begin a race with their dads in which they run and  tramp and stomp through a swamp.

That’s followed by a giant mud fight, a swim, a ride on the dads’ backs, and finally a nap.

Lesley Gibbes has created a fast-paced story, filled with words that not only rhyme, but also showcase adjectives and adverbs. 

There is also lots of onomatopoeia. Think: splash, splat, and whoosh!

Before reading the story aloud, you might find it helpful to do a practice read through first.

‘The water is tingly and tickly and swirly, it’s splishy and splashy and gushy and whirly!’

Dinosaur Dads will help children expand their vocabulary while enjoying Marjorie Crosby-Fairall‘s big and bright illustrations.

You might even be able to get them to try creating their own story using sounds and adjectives.

Dinosaur Dads is highly recommended. It’s the perfect book for children who love dinosaurs, or for children who are learning to read, or both!

You can also download dinosaur colouring and craft sheets from the illustrator’s website.  

Title:  Dinosaur Dads
Author: Lesley Gibbes
Illustrator: Majorie Crosby-Fairall
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $ 17.99
Publication Date: August 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760663506
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Books

September 5, 2021 at 12:35AM Unknown