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Dinosaur Roar (Picture Puffins) Paperback – April 15, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Picture Puffins
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (April 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140568085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140568080
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K?A simple rhyme to tickle the fancy of the youngest dino fans. "Dinosaur roar,/dinosaur squeak,/dinosaur fierce,/ dinosaur meek..." Whether weak or strong, fast or slow, etc., these colorful, slightly daft-looking creatures introduce a series of opposites as they parade across the double-page spreads. And where are the beasts marching? To eat their lunch "gobble, gobble, nibble, nibble, munch, munch, scrunch!" While the appealing watercolors are not scientifically accurate enough to suit avid dinosaurians, these prehistoric monsters are just perfect for the preschool crowd. A natural for story time.?Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Ages 3-5. Dinosaurs are the gimmick here, not really the subject. The subjects are, first, antonyms--such as above/below and weak/strong--and then lunch. The paired dinosaurs, in a goofy array of pastels, are almost all smiling, even when the rhyme insists they're "grumpy"--so when they settle down to a lunch with (and not of) each other, the end is satisfying. The pictures and swingy short verses will make this a good group read-aloud, even for the very young. Mary Harris Veeder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I bought this book for my 2 year old and he loves it!
Mom to Brandon and Emily
My son loves this book and asks for it to be read again and again until we beg for another book!!
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This is a great book for early reading and for fun time with the kids!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Robert James on July 16, 2000
Format: Board book
This was the first book my daughter ever fell in love with.She was around nine months old, and she just loved the bright picturesand the rhymes and rhythms of the simple but interesting words. She especially loved the last page, where the dinosaurs start eating the book -- we usually tickled her like a dinosaur was nibbling on her, and she just laughed and laughed. Although she's moved on to other favorites, it's a rare night that "Dinosaur Roar" doesn't get added to the stack of books she wants read to her at bedtime.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David Swanson on August 26, 2004
Format: Board book
It's short but does a lot!

Each spread features a simple comparision of 2 different dinosaurs. It's a simple book of opposites that feature vibrant water color illustrations that are wonderfully painted to illustrate the comparision concepts.

"Dinosaur clean, dinosaur slimmy." "Dinosaur fit, dinosaur fat." "Dinosaur short or very very long." spiky / lumpy etc.etc. It rhymes comfortably throughout. I've taken my examples out of order. But that's the idea of comparing opposites.

The fierce dinosaur is smaller than the meek one which is huge! That's an interesting juxtaposition, much like in real life!

I love it for the simple comparison of opposites with fun visuals!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 1999
Format: Board book
We bought Dinosaur Roar! for our kids becuase it was a favorite from the library. The illustrations and concepts are excellent, but this version that I ordered from Amazon is poorly constructed. I wouldn't call it a board book as much as a think card book. The pages were warped when it arrived and the puppet is too small for my 20 lb toddler to get her hand into. I still recommend the book, but see if you can get ahold of a better made older addition. Baring that, definitely pass on the puppet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brook on February 26, 2006
Format: Board book
My 14 month old LOVES this book! When he saw it for the first time he picked it up and ROARED at the dinosaur on the cover. We have to take this book with us when we visit Grandma's or go out for any length of time, and he has to have it read to him at least once a day. This is his favorite book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth on May 5, 2000
Format: Board book
If you are in the market for a childrens book for ages 2 to 6...then look no further. This book captivates every child Ive seen go near it. We have purchased so many copies for gifts at birthday parties....I lost count. The colors, words, non-threatening dinosaurs, and the hard pages are all great reasons to own this book. If you want a vertually indistructable text that they will sit still and listen to, or read themselves....start clicking that mouse. I plan to buy another half dozen or more before the year is out. What better gift than that of reading to a small child!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 8, 2005
Format: Board book
Ah. The perpetual love youngsters have for dinosaurs. It's one of those constants on which we can all rely. No matter what goes on in the world, whether it be floods, famines, or the everyday trials of ordinary life, one thing is for certain. As long as there are children and as long as books about dinosaurs exist, the two will be perpetually and inexplicably linked. Now I've actually not read that many really interesting dinosaur books in my day. There's the obligatory, "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?", by Jane Yolen and (of course) "Dinotopia", but for all the enjoyment these scaly reptiles engender, there are relatively few well-written preschool aged books about them. Enter "Dinosaur Roar!", stage right. The books admittedly fails to do some of the basic dinosaur book duties. It does not name each and every terrible lizard with its Latin moniker. Just the same, the book is a good early introduction into the world of reading. Kids interested in it will find themselves immersed in a dinosaur laden universe that fulfills all their dino-related needs. And adults will not be bored. Nuff said.

"Dinosaur Roar!" is best described as a book of dino opposites. In it, we see one dino doing one thing and a very different dino doing another. It begins with "Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak" and continues on another two pages with "dinosaur fierce, dinosaur meek". Different reptiles react in different ways. On some pages, sharp toothed gleeful fellows attempt to munch on their neighbors while on others, sweet faced tiny creatures flee, scurry, to do whatsoever the words on the page say. In the end, it all culminates with several pages worth of dinosaurs eating their favorite foods.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2001
Format: Board book
As a mom of two boys-(ages 20 months and 32 months) this book has been a hit since the day I purchased it. The bright colored pictures and sounds of the dinosaurs really hold the interest of my children. Both of my children continue to request this book to be read to them again and again... As a parent, this has also been a great learning book about opposites,e.g.- dirty and clean, dinosaurs roar and squeak). A truly terrific book for young toddlers of 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of age.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eljae on January 15, 2006
Format: Board book
I checked this book out of the library for my then 9 month old son. We continued to renew it until the library told us we had to return it. My now 15 month old son LOVES this book so much I bought it for him for Christmas. It's a rare night that he doesn't request this book first at bedtime. The art is fantastic; the "story" is simple but effective; and I enjoy making sounds and hand motions to go along with each page. My son has gotten into imitating the hand motions I make and has learned to "ROAR!" like a dinosaur, which he does often.

Dinosaur Roar is just all around fun and clever!
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