Saturday, November 24, 2012

Review: Dinosaur Countdown by Nicolas Oldland

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SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Count down from ten striding velociraptors to a ferociously funny end in this counting book for dinosaur lovers of all ages!
MY TAKE:
This book is pretty much as advertised.

Dinosaur Countdown is a reverse counting book that features dinosaurs.

I liked that it included dinosaurs that aren't so well-known, like deinosuchus, for example. The dinosaurs weren't as cute as I would have liked them to be, but that doesn't really matter so much, I think, as this book will most likely be a favorite of little boys who care more about the idea of dinosaurs than whether or not they're cute.

I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. As it's a countdown book, there really isn't a plot to this children's book, but the ending was funny and a perfect way to wrap up the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. It helps teach kids to count.
  2. It teaches kids about dinosaurs.
  3. There's a little tutorial at the back that teaches kids how to pronounce the names of the dinosaurs mentioned in the book.

THE BAD:

  1. The colors aren't as eye-catching as most children's books.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:

ten
striding velociraptors
(and one looming predator)

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes dinosaurs.
  2. You are teaching your child to count.
  3. You want to teach your child about dinosaurs.

RATING:
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