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Dinosaur Numbers - HC
Dinosaur Numbers - HC
Dinosaur Numbers - HC
9780778774556 | In Stock
US$22.60
US$16.95
 
Four hungry Torosauruses are chasing three fast Mynonykuses. One of them is not going to get lunch! Kids will love counting dinosaurs in this exciting book about numbers.

Reading Level: Gr. K-1
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: G
Binding: Hardcover
Series: I Learn with Dinosaurs
Author(s): David West

Format
Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 24
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: G
ATOS: 1.8
Dewey: 513.2
Lexile: 620L
Copyright: 2013

Reviews
Dinosaur Numbers

“Teaching their young children how to count from one to 10 is something that most parents do, and Dinosaur Numbers will be a useful tool for them to use in that task. However, West adds a twist by beginning with “0 Zero”, a double-page spread that introduces youngsters to Tom who is asleep in his bed, with West’s text reading, “No dinosaurs here, but what’s happening in Tom’s dream?” The next 10 double-page spreads show Tom interacting with an increasing number of dinosaurs, from “1 One”...“lonely Ankylosaurus” (ang-KILE-uh-SAWR-us) looking for its herd to “10 Ten”...“tiny Mononykuses” (mo-NON-ih-kus) that “keep together to stay safe.” The closing illustration sees a pajama-clad Tom sitting on the side of his bed while wiping the sleep from his eyes. All of the dinosaurs are gone, but models of a Triceratops (try-SAIR-uh-tops) and a Brachiosaurus (BRACK-ee-uh-SAWR-us) are on top of Tom’s bed (and they weren’t there in the opening spread!). West’s closing text invites readers to “help Tom remember all the dinosaurs in his dream”. To assist readers in understanding the sizes of the various dinosaurs, West uses Tom as his yardstick (metrestick?), and so the eight Brachiosauruses truly tower over Tom (who appears to be about eight to 11 years of age) while Tom seems to be about the same height as the four Beipiaosauruses (bay-pyow-SAWR-us), and the seven Velociraptors (veh-loss-ih-RAP-tor) just come up to his chest. The book’s only weakness is that occasionally some of the dinosaurs’ parts get somewhat lost in the book’s gutter, with that being especially true of the head of one of the three Utahraptors (Yoo-tah-RAP-tor). Note that in each of the four books in the “I Learn with Dinosaurs” series, West does provide a pronunciation guide for the dinosaurs’ names, and adults would be advised to practice some of these dinosaur tongue twisters before reading the books to their children.” --CM Magazine, 11/13