Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Shari Halpern
Illustrator: Shari Halpern
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books
A young boy creates a parade with his toy dinosaurs. In rhyming text, he describes their various characteristics. This includes the size, shape, diet, number of legs, and habitat of the dinosaurs. Each dinosaur illustration is labeled with the appropriate name. At the end of the parade, the boy declares, “whether they are tall, or very small... I love them all!”
This simple picture book is an easy read-aloud and will hold the attention of children who love dinosaurs. It will be best enjoyed by younger children, since the language is very plain and the book is a recitation of different dinosaur traits, rather than of a more substantial story. The bold, colorful illustrations are in no way scientific, but they are fun and child friendly. This book is best suited as a simple dinosaur introduction guide for young children, or to nurture a budding interest in these prehistoric creatures.