Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Mike Brownlow
Illustrator: Simon Rickerty
Publisher: Sandy Creek
Ten newly-hatched dinosaurs make their way out of their eggs. When they find their mom to be asleep, they decide to go exploring. As they encounter other dinosaurs, hungry plants, tar, bubbling springs, and volcanoes, their group gets smaller, one by one. In the end, only one lonesome dinosaur is left. Out of the gloom, Mommy dinosaur appears to rescue him, with his nine siblings in tow. She takes all ten dinosaurs back to their home, where they can safely play and roar.
This picture book contains several different educational opportunities, as well as entertainment. It is written in rhyme, and children can practice their counting skills as the group of young dinosaurs goes from ten to one. The book makes for a great read-aloud, but non-readers can also enjoy it on their own, as the illustrations are bold and colorful, and each page is replete with fun, extra details.