Friday, May 15, 2015

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwards- OPTIONAL

Edwards, Gareth. Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner, PICTURE BOOK. Scholastic Press, 2015. $17.99. Content: G.

There are a variety of animals you should not let into your house! Don’t use a tiger for a towel or rush a shark while he brushes his teeth. Don’t let a beaver in the sink or a barn owl into your bed. If you do so, you will likely incur the wrath of these creatures and in the end you’ll determine that all you really need is a soft teddy bear to keep you company. The premise of this rhyming picture book is cute and the illustrations are attractive (I love that the teddy bear is involved and often concerned in each picture), but I couldn’t get past the duplication of the first line before each animal introduction. It was really distracting for me and I felt it an unnecessary distraction. It made the text feel more cumbersome.

EL(K-3), EL- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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