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Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Paperback – September 1, 2008

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"Doo-bop-a-loo-bop!" In this rollicking romp through a prehistoric weekend, dinosaurs frolic and caper the night away. After some initial early evening shuffling shyness, these party animals are ready to get down, doing the Triassic Twist and the Brontosaurus Bump, the Raptor Rap and Jurassic Jump. With all this rhythm and rhyme, it's no wonder romance is soon afoot: "Tarchia winked at a stegosaur she liked. They danced together, spike to spike." This outrageous book provides a much more appealing theory behind the disappearance of dinosaurs, and hints at the possibility of another Dinosaur Stomp someday in the future. Scott Nash's wonderfully friendly bopping beasts radiate a contagious exuberance with their smiling, simple faces and bright colors and patterns. Carol Diggory Shields couldn't have found a better match for her rocking, rolling, twirling, tromping, "scientifically accurate (more or less)" dinosaurs. A guaranteed favorite that will have young children gleefully chanting "Boomalacka boomalacka! Whack! Whack! WHACK!" (Click to see a sample spread. Text ©1997 by Carol Diggery Shields. Illustrations ©1997 by Scott Nash. Permission by Candlewick Press.) (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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PreSchool-Grade 2. There is a catchy rhythm in the rhyming verse Shields creates for her dancing dinosaurs, though the subject matter alone ensures a receptive audience. There's no real story here?just a playful description of events leading up to the big Saturday night event, the Dinosaur Stomp. Nash's large, brightly colored illustrations are full of movement and complement the light tone of the text. The cartoon dinosaurs are drawn with partial accuracy in regard to their general shape and attributes such as horns, but these friendly faces are not at all threatening or scary. Children will enjoy the lively verse and exuberant artwork; dance steps are diagrammed on the endpapers. A perfect companion to books such as Wendy Hartmann and Niki Daly's The Dinosaurs Are Back and It's All Your Fault Edward (McElderry, 1997) and Diane Hearn's Dad's Dinosaur Day (Macmillan, 1993).?Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406312681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406312683
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.2 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,253,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Valentino on June 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
My toddler's teacher told us how much she and all the other kids love the tape that goes with this book. After many searching, I found out the tape is only sold through Scholastic. You can't get it online or in a bookstore. For those who are interested, call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC (1-800-724-6527).
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This book is a huge hit in our house! My three-year old daughter, my husband and I love the colorful drawings of dancing dinos and the lyrical story. We read it again and again and never get tired of it. It's a must-read for the dinofanatic, dancin' preschool set and their parents.
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Our two children (4 and 2) received the book for christmas last year and it quickly became one of their favorites. The story and illustrations really capture their imaginations, it makes dinosaurs fun, and wacky
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For some reason, this book has always charmed me ever since I discovered it and started reading it to my son 15+ years ago, which he really enjoyed. It's lovely, fun and bittersweet all at the same time, like childhood and life itself.

My wife and I have carefully kept all our favorite childhood books of his, however, this one was lost in the moves we've made since then. It was out of print for a while but once I saw it was back, snatched one up, and am glad I did. Brought back great memories, and is now added to the collection for potential future grandchildren!

Highly recommended!
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My 3 year old grandsons love dinosaurs! This is their newest and favorite book. They love the rhythm and the funny story of the dinosaurs getting ready for the big dance. This is sure to become a favorite of any young reader, and it is a fun book for adults to read, too!
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We have had this book for over a year now. My daughter loves it and it's still one of her favorite books ever! It's adorable and well written. I have had to brush up on pronouncing dinosaur names in order to read it. The photos are great and it's a cute story! Great for any kid who loves dinosaurs! We got this when she was three and now at four it's still one of her favorites!
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This is the funniest, craziest dinosaur book ever! Even I enjoy reading it. My 5 year old brought it to school for reading time, and his classmates enjoyed it so much it has been read more than 5 times.
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This is my all-time favorite children's book...very upbeat, great graphics, rhyming
Misplaced my copy and had to order another...don't want to be without it!
My children are grown, but I plan to have for nieces, nephews, grandchildren in future!
Delivered on time, good pricing...thanks, Amazon
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