Monday, January 28, 2013

Dinosaur Countdown: book review & Pre K Dino roundup

Dinosaur Countdown by Nicholas Oldman (Kids can Press, August, 2012)
The Piwi’s are pretty big on dinosaurs thanks to Dinosaur train and several visits to see the amazing Paleontology Hall at Houston’sMuseum of Nature and Science. When I was offered the chance to review Dinosaur countdown, by Nicholas Oldman, we were pretty excited. I read through it first and was impressed; it includes some of the less well known dinosaurs as well as the favorites like T-rex.  The dinosaurs are painted in bright fall themed colors which look good against the white background. Mini Piwi is 3 and really into counting books and Dinos so I thought she would want to read it over and over. Unfortunately she just wasn’t that into it. Big sis, 7 (who isn’t really the target audience) liked that she learnt a few new Dinosaurs and liked the illustrations. I can imagine there will be many Pre-K dino fans out there that will love this book, I would have picked it up as a gift for my nephew if he was still that age (he probably wouldn’t appreciate it now that he is 12).
Earlier this year we had a week of D is for Dinosaurs. Here are some of the resources we used.
  • Dino number  stomp from Pre K pages -'Stomp' with a stamp or dot marker the number of times shown on the dinosaur.

I was sent Dinosaur countdown in exchange for an honest review. to be submitted to Kids can press via I will not receive any monetary compensation from the publisher or Netgalley. The links to amazon do contain affiliate links where I do receive a small commission for any purchases made through this link.