a mean red dinosaur,
Always gets his way.
He told me not to tell you more.
That's all I have to say.
Snort, Dozy, Hey-Ho-Howdy, Sob, Zoomer, Tremble, and Smooch are the "seven nifty dinosaurs in one swell book" by the ever-popular Sandra Boynton. Each dino is given a two-page introduction, with rhyming verse and playful illustrations. Dozy, "a lazy green, / with floppy scales of tangerine," spends her time lying around sipping lemonade. She'd rather eat her birthday cake candles than expend energy blowing them out. Zoomer, on the other hand, is a "jazzy orange dinosaur" who speeds wherever she goes. Then there's Sob, a "sad blue dinosaur," who mopes and sprawls and sighs... until no one's around--"then he gets up and dances"! These fabulous and funny characters, in Boynton's trademark bright blocks of color, make learning about emotions, expressions, and personality types fun for the very small reader. Color-coded picture tabs allow even nonreaders to find their favorite dinosaur at a glance. For another Boynton board book in this format, try Snoozers: 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter