Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Dance of the Dinosaurs by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

Rating: 4 out of 5
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (4 Nov 2002)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0007114443
ISBN-13: 978-0007114443
Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 22.8 x 0.6 cm
Recommended Ages: 3-6

First Sentence: "Lightening flashed, on a wild and stormy night and Georgie and Dee shivered in fright".

It's a dark and thundery night and Georgie and Dee could not sleep. Their cat, trying to show them there is nothing to fear of thunder storms, takes them on a magical journey to a land where Dinosaurs roam, and party creating thunder!

A lovely bedtime story for children about Dinosaurs who dance and make thunder. The story uses rhyming couplets that make it fun and easy to follow. The rhythm is good and the pacing just right for reading aloud. There is also opportunity for the reader to interject noises, such as loud roars, which makes the story more interesting to the child listening.

The illustrations are bright and colourful, filling most of the page. The animals are in cartoon form with big round eyes, and large smiley mouths. This makes them non threatening and very cute.

A delightful book with a lovely message of there being no need to fear thunderstorms. Because it is just Dinosaurs having some fun and dancing the night away. Is a perfect book to read at bedtime.

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