Have you ever taken your young person to a museum where they can visit a fantastic exhibit about dinosaurs bones - and your young person runs out of the room - terrified? Or maybe you have one of those kiddos who cannot get enough dinosaur - knows a ton of information about dinos already and would love to strut their stuff - and just maybe learn one little thing they didn't already know about dinos? This is a great book for your fam.
It's a board book - a solid board book - this is one of those books you see in museum gift shops so it's a sturdy one- and it has fold out pages. Very fun.
Now, for the child who found bones terrifying, this book is a chance to make those bones hold still, captured on a page where they won't escape, and delivered in smallish doses so as not to overwhelm. One dino appears and you focus on one part of it - in this case the plates of a Stegosaurus. So far so good. Turn the page and you see a teeny, tiny dino skeleton - no danger here - and you use your very own finger to point out where the eyes would be- the sockets are doing the job of the eyes.
Gently dinosaurs are revealed page turn after page turn and you get to touch them on the page - start to bring down the anxiety - and get the fun-o-meter going.
Now for the dino expert here's where the fun starts because they give you clues: feathers, size, what the dino's name means - and your expert can tell you EXACTLY who this dino is - then you open the page- and ta da! Your expert is delighted to discover that he/she/they does know a whole lot about dinosaurs. Keep turning the pages for this one so they can test themselves and impress you - it's a total win-win situation.
"Find my spiky thagonmizer." There's a challenge for ya. Fun for all - then you need a trip to the natural history museum to see dinosaur skeletons in person.
28 pages 978-1838665388 Ages 3-5
Keywords: board book, dinosaurs, fun, fossils, activities, interactive, game, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, prehistoric, science
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
A playful, informative introduction to dinosaurs for the youngest readers, by the team behind the bestselling Book of Bones
Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Who's That Dinosaur? invites readers to examine seven skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is provided in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each dinosaur's body was so special.
It's a humorous, informative introduction to fossils and dinosaur anatomy, where, in a surprise twist, young children learn how birds are modern-day dinosaurs. A fun and informative introduction to the ever-popular topic of dinosaurs.---from the publisher