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Sep 24 2015

Dinosaur Disco by Deborah Kelly

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Random House Australia Children's, 2015. ISBN 9780857981363
(Age: 3-8) Highly recommended. Really we can never get enough of dinosaurs! Boys or girls, fiction or nonfiction, surely they must be one of the most eternally popular choices for kids' books.
In our house this is most definitely true and we loved the crazy dinos shaking their booties and the boards on the disco floor. Lots of rhythm and rhyme and onomatopoeia abound as the dinosaurs salsa, moonwalk and even crump it up. With so many different types of dinosaurs strutting their stuff the floor starts to really rumble but the very ground shakes with the arrival of a gate crashing T-Rex! Let's hope he isn't looking for supper!
The text also cleverly integrates some of those rather pesky long dinosaur names and luckily there is also a pronunciation guide for those of us who are not as able as five year olds to get our tongues around them. To follow up the story some strange but true facts are also included making this book not only fun but educational.
Daron Parton's illustrations of the decoratively dressed dinosaurs lend even more quirkiness to the story.
This is bound to be a favourite with many young readers.
Highly recommended for boys and girls aged around 3 to 8 years.
Sue Warren

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