Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Tony Mitton
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Are you ready to dance with dinosaurs? The dinosaurs in this groovy book invite everyone to join in the fun as dinosaurs of all different shapes and sizes get together for a dance party! Each dinosaur features their own signature move, but at the end of the day, they all just want to have a good time dancing together. By the end of the romp, all the dancers have worn themselves out, and the party ends with a slumbering pile of dinosaurs getting their beauty sleep so they can dance another day.
Dinosaurumpus would fit perfectly in various settings with toddlers and even older children—at preschool, dance class, a playdate, or quality time with mom and dad, to name a few. This book is designed to help readers get out the wiggles and be goofy and dance, and then to end with some worn out children ready to take a nap! Dinosaurumpus has ideas for activities and games about dinosaurs and dancing, and includes questions about dinosaurs throughout the book designed to involve and test children and help them learn and retain information. This is a win for any toddler, and perfect for those with extra energy. Dinosaurumpus illustrates that a love for dancing can bring together the most unlikely groups of people, or dinosaurs!