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Dinosaur Rescue! Hardcover – November 12, 2013

4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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PreS-When an orange pickup truck gets stuck on the train tracks, it's up to the dinosaur community to help stop the approaching train. The Dinosaur Rescue team is quickly called. An ambulance ("Wee-ooo!"), police car, helicopter ("Choppa!"), and other emergency vehicles are soon on the scene, working together to make sure everyone is safe. At the end of the day, it is time for the rescue dinosaurs to rest and play, and they are seen snacking, reading, coloring, and engaging in sports. The concluding two pages show the dinosaurs snug in their beds under a star-sprinkled sky. Friendly, colorful characters fill each spread, and text in a bold, playful font tells the story. Illustrations in watercolor and pencil fill the spreads. Onomatopoetic, noisy words are repeated, which can help children sound them out phonetically. Beginning endpapers feature 10 different kinds of dinosaurs and their names, and closing endpapers display and name the vehicles. Pair this picture book with Dale's other dinosaur titles for a real chugga-chugga time.-Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Bright endpapers with colorful illustrations of 10 labeled dinosaurs will immediately capture young dinosaur buffs and lead readers into a breath-stopping emergency. A dinosaur passenger train is chugging along, but unbeknownst to the engineer, an orange pickup truck is stuck on the tracks up ahead. Dinos from the truck try pushing it off the tracks, but they have to hurriedly call Dinosaur Rescue for assistance. Emergency vehicles, including a fire truck, a police car, and a helicopter, quickly drive or fly in to help as the train bears down. Action words such as chugging, racing, rushing, and hovering and the use of onomatopoeia (“Wee-ooo!” “Choppa!” and “Screech!”) keep the tension up. The disaster is averted and all ends well for the truck, train, and passengers. Repetition in the text makes this story a great read-aloud, and the bold watercolor-and-pencil double-page-spread illustrations will catch and hold young children’s attention. The concluding endpapers feature the five emergency vehicles plus the train and truck. An exciting tale that will be requested more than once. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Maryann Owen
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076366829X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763668297
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
When I first picked up this book in a local toy shop, I had to laugh out loud. It's like the author put everything my little guy adores into a blender, and out came this book. Fire trucks? Check. Ambulances? Check. Helicopters? Check. And DINOSAURS doing the driving?! His toddler mind was completely blown. The first time we read it to him, he gasped on every page turn, and then he solemnly looked up at us and declared, "This is the Best. Book."

Is it Shakespeare? No. Does it delight my kid? Absolutely. For a children's book, that's what it's really all about.
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Really. Dinosaur rescuers, fire trucks, police cars and helicopters? Add some red drink and and a few graham crackers and you have the complete package.

It's fun to look at, fun as a read to, fun to read with. The characters are cheerful. The story is exciting but straightforward. There's action and energy and a happy ending. Simple words and appealing characters invite an early reader to find the joy in books.

A nice find and a success in our house.
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By MayMay on April 21, 2016
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These are the dinosaurs you want rescuing you if you crash your car on the railroad tracks. Great illustrations, repetitive text in large fonts for early reading, all dinos and equipment labeled on the endpapers for matching. Our 4yo dino fan loves Dale's dino books.
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My son loves these dinosaur books! He's 3 1/2 and I have to read them every night but it's not just reading, we have to talk about what each dinosaur is doing and why which is kind of cool. The actual text is terrible, but discussing what they're doing is probably the best part of the book.
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My grandson loves the Dinosaur series by Penny Dale. Great illustrations and cute story lines for preschool aged.
Author does a great job incorporating educational lessons..colors, shapes, numbers, etc. so each page gives the reader items to talk about and discuss with their child. Love this!
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Format: Hardcover
I'm probably going to tick-off a lot of women but Penny Dale knocks the ball out of the park with this book. Yes, it is a guy thing...or in this instance, a little guy thing. Lots of dinosaurs driving lots of rescue vehicles is a can't miss combination. Toss in a train and "bam" - you've just hit a homerun!

The big, bold. colorful illustrations will captivate little boys (and certainly some little girls too!) and, quite frankly, a lot of dads will find this a VERY COOL BOOK!
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We love Penny Dale books! They read with rhythm and my kids (especially my 3 year old) love them. This is our favorite. We got this in paperback from Scholastic, it was falling apart so I was happy to see the board book version. We've had it since Christmas and it still looks good!
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In DINOSAUR RESCUE!, a truck of dinosaurs gets struck on a train track with a train full of dinosaurs not too far away. It's an emergency that only the dinos of Dinosaur Rescue can assist. This little book has dinosaurs in several different vehicles: truck, firetruck, ambulance, police car, train, and tow truck. DINOSAUR RESCUE! is a book that youngsters that like dinosaurs and/or vehicles are sure to enjoy.
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