Friday, February 6, 2015
by Shari Halpern
Henry Hold and Company, 2014. Picture Book
A lot of young children go through a "dinosaur" stage. For many children it is their first introduction to science. Here is a new book for little dinosaur lovers. Halpern's simple rhyming text explores the variety of body shapes, sizes and parts on some of the most familiar dinosaurs. "Some walk on two legs/ others on four./This one likes water./ This one can soar." The book is illustrated with brightly colored line drawings of the dinosaurs and their habitats. Halpern labels all the dinosaurs with their common names and includes a few more facts on the end papers. This is a great pre-school/kindergarten level STEM title.