Friday, January 13, 2012

Children's Book Review: Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur

Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners

Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur:  A First Book of Manners
Written by: Judy Sierra
Illustrated by:  Tim Bowers
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012

A little girl is shopping in a grocery store when—surprise!—she meets a dinosaur. Don't worry. The dinosaur is very friendly. She's polite, too. In this funny story, told in lilting read-aloud rhyme, the girl has numerous opportunities to be helpful to the clumsy shopping dino and demonstrate when to say "thank you," "excuse me," "I'm sorry," "You're welcome," and other niceties of life. Tim Bowers's whimsical illustrations bring an extra dimension of fun to Judy Sierra's hilarious picture book fantasy. Altogether, Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur is an entertaining and painless way to show preschoolers why basic manners are a good thing to have.

* I recently put some books on hold at the library that were on order.  This is one of them, since it just recently came out.  This is a really cute picture book with great illustrations of a giant dinosaur with very stylish pink glasses!  It's a great book for introducing, or in our case, reviewing basic manners. It's perfect for even young children, since it goes over "please", "thank you", excuse me", etc.....the basics.  It's told in rhyme which my kids always enjoy.

Family Rating:  2 thumbs up!

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