Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
It’s time for the dino dance competition! The dinos are backstage getting ready, and the audience can’t wait to see the dance crews. Allosaurus is dancing ballet, then Lesothosaurus shows off his acrobatic routine. The dance crews are up next and Rhythmic Reds from TDC are challenging Minmi’s Dance Connection. They pop and they lock and they can’t be stopped! Kentrosaurus shows us his jazz, then comes the ballroom dance selection. They jump and they jive and they have so much fun they don’t want the dancing to be done!
What a fun book! Dino-Dancing is highly entertaining for many different reasons. The illustrations are so fun and colorful, they give a great image to the readers about what is going on. They help set the scene and mood for the different types of dances. The rhymes in the book really help keep pace and a beat while it is read which relates to the beat of the music. It shows great sportsmanship and it shows the many different types of dances. There are some dance vocabulary words that might need to be explained to really young readers, but they can use picture clues to help figure them out. Overall, this book is amazing because of the illustrations, the rhymes, and the fun story!