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Dinosaur Zoom!


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Penny Dale is an internationally-known, best-selling children's book artist and author and has sold more than 4 million books, with editions in over 20 languages. Her much-loved picture book Ten in the Bed sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Her other titles have also met with great success and include Wake Up My B!, which was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1988 and Rosie's Babies (written by Martin Waddell), which won the Best Book for Babies award and was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990.


PreS-Ten dinosaurs drive a variety of vehicles from the desert up the mountain, each carrying presents for a special event. Young readers who love these creatures will find their favorites: T rex, Triceratops, and Allosaurus, and also a few new ones-Styacosaurus and Carnotaurus. Each page presents dinosaurs bumping, jumping, skidding, reversing, hurrying, hiding-getting ready. Watercolor cartoons brighten each spread, large text alerts readers to the color of each dinosaur as it drives through changing land and weather, and onomatopoeia and a wealth of exclamation points dramatize the sound of vehicles in a race to reach a forested mountainside. Some illustrations provide a few surprises-a cake large enough for a wood pallet, balloons filling the trees, and packages peeking from each vehicle, but the birthday-party ending is a predictable scenario. This is a busy book, introducing dinosaurs, vehicles, colors, weather, landforms, and word use. A general purchase for most libraries.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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