Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Stegothesaurus by Bridget Heos - ESSENTIAL

Stegothesaurus by Bridget Heos, illustrated by T. L. McBeth. PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2018. $18. 9781250134882



This is the story about two stegosauruses and one stegothesaurus.  When the two say “Hi”, Stegothesaurus says, “Hello! Greetings! Salutations!”, and so the dialogue continues through the book until they meet an allothesaurus. Two run, but the stegothesaurus stays, too busy thinking of synonyms for how he is feeling. The allothesaurus also know a lot of words and they have fun together until Stegothesaurus realizes why Allothesaurus knows so many words. 

Funny, clever, engaging, educational - this book is the perfect classroom addition. This book would be brilliant in a writing unit when talking about using more descriptive language. The story itself can hold its own since it has plot and humor and a student would have fun reading this without the connection to writing.     

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

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