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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 043939516X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439395168
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-In a kinetic and goofy rhyming story, various denizens of the dinosaur world gather to join in a noisy, wild dance. This is another successful read-stamp-shout-giggle-sing-aloud from the author-illustrator duo who created Down by the Cool of the Pool (Orchard, 2002). This title shares with its predecessor an ever-increasing frenzy until the final few pages, when the "rompers drift together/and tumble in a heap-/`til finally the dinosaurs/are all fast asleep." From the swoop and "Eeeeeek!" of the pteranodon and the tail-thumping "Thwack! Thwack! Thwack!" of the brontosaurus (kids will no doubt offer its proper name) to the high-kicking "Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!" of the T. rex, each animal presents a fine opportunity for vocal and physical silliness that will be welcome wherever blood-stirring activity is needed. The colorful, eye-popping illustrations are sure to entice, and the recurring appearance of two small furry mammalians, while inaccurate from a natural history standpoint, provide a wry counterpoint to the action. A caveat for read-alouds: many of these names-deinosuchus, deinonychuses, and even styracosaurus-will not trip off the tongue without a fair amount of practice.
Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

PreS. "Shake, shake, shudder . . . near the sludgy old swamp. The dinosaurs are coming. Get ready to romp." A neon-bright Brontosaurus, a dancing Deinosuchus, and other raucous dinos gather at the swamp for a wild, earth-pounding party in this exuberant picture book. Mitton's gleeful rhymes introduce dinosaur species as they rumble and boogie across the spreads in irresistible, color-saturated cartoonlike artwork that shows the humor and farce of the giant beasts shaking their scales and tails. The book ends with a nighttime scene of sleeping dinosaurs that's perfect for bedtime reading: "Now the only noise in the deep of the night is dinosaur-snoring 'til the next day's light." It's sure to be a big hit at story hours, too; expect young listeners to jump up and add their own wriggles and shakes to the dinosaur party. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized and popular children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. The Red and White Spotted Handkerchief is the winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Tony lives in Cambridge, England with his family and his pet cat, Tiggy. Visit his website at www.tonymitton.co.uk

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I would recommend this book to anyone who has young kids.
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I know my son loves the book and insisted on reading it every night for a couple weeks.
J. Snow
My 2 1/2 year old daughter is absolutely in love with this book!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Vargo on September 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My 3 year old loves dinosaurs, so I bought this book without really looking at it. I am so glad that I did, because it has become our favorite book -- and NOT because of the dinosaurs. My son loves hearing the rhymes and the repetitions (like an advanced "Brown Bear, Brown Bear") and often repeats them with me. He also quotes the silly rhymes as he plays with other toys. At night, we act out the story and he has quite a "rumpus" before settling down to sleep. All in all, a cute fun book that any child will adore and one that parents will like as it teaches rhymes and sounds of words in a fun way.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Guerra on March 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book rules! I have read this to preschooler's and they love it. My friend taught a drama class for pre-schoolers and had them do a little dance to it with motions and sing the rhyme. The parents loved it, the kids loved it, and it was the cutest thing to watch! I definitely recommend this book to anyone with small children.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa on April 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is adorable. The pictures are colorful, the text rhymes and the story is simple but enticing. We enjoy this book almost every night these days. Some of the dinosaur names are hard to say, but we still love it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Philip Angarone on August 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My 3 yr old loves this book too. He can actually recite it by heart- dinosaur names and everything. We also have Dazzling Diggers and I just realized today they are written by the same person- prompting me to come look at Amazon for more Mitton books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My teacher read this to us at school. Every single page of that book is good. Dinosaurs play really loudly. I was a little bit scared the first time I heard it, because the T-rex ran out. But now i am not scared anymore and it is REALLY fun to read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Oumansour on March 21, 2006
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I have a 3 year old and 5 year old boys and they just love this book. It has a rhythm to it that makes you want to sing the book. My 2 1/2 year old niece loves the book as much as my boys do. The only thing I found difficult with the book is it uses the actual dinosaur names, many of which I don't know how to say properly. However, I say something close and keep the book moving. Kids get right into the book. My 5 year old has almost memorized the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who has young kids.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael McGinley on March 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book as a gift for my nephew on his 3rd birthday.
It's proven a big hit with him!
But his brother, my 18 month old nephew, is ALSO choosing it!
My sister and brother-in-law think my book selections are great.
Thanks to the reviews here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tian Xi on December 20, 2012
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Great story. Fun for kids. Easy to catch onto the beat (and ultimately memorize). My students in China, even though they are first year English learners love this book and it helps them learn about English poetry and rhythm, things which they will never learn about in their normal English classes.
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