Dinosaur Countdown by Nicholas Oldland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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).
An Apple Pie for Dinner by Susan VanHecke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The book is very cute! Granny Smith (pun intended) wants to bake an apple pie but she doesn't have any apples. All she has is a basket of plums and sets off in the hope that she can trade them. The illustrations are very fairy tale like and reminded me of the amazing shadow applique my grandma used to create.
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