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Nov 16 2015

Dinosaur Disco by Deborah Kelly

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Ill. by Daron Parton. Random House, 2015. ISBN 9780857981363
(Age: 3+) Highly recommended. Music is pumping at the dinosaur disco and everyone is having fun.
Styracosaurus salsas,
Corythosaurus crumps
Maiasaura moonwalks
Across the shiny floor.
A tri of Pterandons shriek.
Encore! Encore! Encore!

Then the music stops and the ground begins to shake, Tyrannosaurus Rex has made an appearance - but what does he want - to eat or to dance?
Dinosaur books are a perennial favourite and this one is sure to be popular with children. The pronounciation of the dinosaur names that is given at the back of the book will help the adult reading aloud as well! Deborah Kelly has a winning combination of dinosaurs, a fun rhyming story and some factual information as well.
The vividly coloured illustrations are very amusing, but each dinosaur is recognisable and those young children who are familiar with them will enjoy the fun. Imaginations could work overtime coming up with ideas of what dances a dinosaur might like to do.
A fantastic book to read aloud and a really good addition to any library.
Pat Pledger

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