Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie: The Winter Ground by Catherine Hapka - OPTIONAL

Hapka, Catherine  Walking with the Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie: The Winter Ground  Harper, 2013.  $16.99  EARLY READER  Content: G.  

Patchi and his friend Juniper have gotten separated from the other dinosaurs during the migration.  They stick together, but come across a lot of danger in their attempt to meet back up with their families.  They encounter crabs on the beach and a meat-eating dinosaur.  They travel slowly because Juniper has a hurt leg, but they eventually find their families at the winter grounds.  

The thing about kids and dinosaur books is that it is all about the pictures.  This book has dull and blurry pictures that are taken from the movie.  The amount of dinosaur terms make it hard for an early reader to get through and the dangers they face aren’t that exciting, especially when you can’t really see the big bad dinosaurs.  It’s not a very interesting or engaging dinosaur book.  

EL(K-3) -OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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