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Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Langdon
Baby Angels by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan
Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Damia by Anne McCaffrey
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaurs' Halloween by Liza Donnelly
The Dragon in Lyonesse by Gordon R. Dickson
Ducks in Muck by Lori Haskins
The Earth by Émile Zola
Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
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Geology by Frank Rhodes
Get Off the Unicorn by Anne McCaffrey
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Kings of Albion by Julian Rathbone
The Langoliers by Stephen King
The Library Policeman by Stephen King
Lost and Found by Eliabeth Hess
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
The Player by Michael Tolkin
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King
Sunday's Child by Edward O. Phillips
A Toad for Tuesday by Russell E. Erickson
Trucks by Byron Barton
(Un)Arranged Marriage by Bali Rai
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Comments for Dinosaur Roar!

Dinosaur RoarDinosaur Roar! 03/04/07

Dinosaur Roar is another from the set of books we got from herebedragons at the February BookCrossing meeting. I was sure it was a duplicate copy as I know Sean and I have read it before but now I realize it must have been a book we borrowed from one of Sean's schools; I just can't remember which one. Nor can I find a listing in my book diary. All I know is that Sean and I have read a copy of this book before.

Dinosaur Roar! is a book of opposites. Each spread illustrates an opposite with the help of two dinosaurs. The text uses simple rhymes and the illustrations use bold and exaggerated colors. While the book won't by itself teach about dinosaurs (as the emphasis is on the opposites like big and small, etc) it is a good starting point for discussing dinosaurs.

The book reminds me of Tails by Matthew Van Fleet. The larger than life illustrations and the humorous rhymes are similar. Children who like Tails will like Dinosaur Roar!

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Comment #1: Sunday, April, 11, 2010 at 06:42:31

Paul Stickland

Thanks for the great review. Lots more about the life of an illustrator and author on my blog or follow on twitter @naughtydinosaur



Comment #2: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 11:03:46

Pussreboots

Thank you for sharing the links. I am now following you on twitter.