Dinosaur Reads…

xinosaurs

Grandma Lorraine bought me this book and I LOVE it! I am still borrowing books from my school library, but wanted to share this book.

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Amazon Summary: Enter the wild and wonderful world of the dinosaurs in this vibrant rhyming picture book by Giles Paley-Phillips. Dinosaurs do things you never dreamed they could they play tennis! They bounce on trampolines! This action-packed book about children’s favorite creatures is an engaging read for kids and parents alike.

Dino Review:This is a silly book, Dinosaurs are not around anymore. They are extinct, but this book is just pretend. Dinosaurs pretend they do lots of things with people. Then the end of the book is so silly, but read it your mommy or daddy in case you get scared. 

Mommy Review: This was a cute book, very colorful and descriptive about what dinosaurs would do, and could do, if still alive. The end of the book shows a huge t-rex ready to eat the reader, as he says, “dinosaurs eat kids like you.” Dino loves that part and has me read that last page about ten times. 

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Creepy Carrots

Mommy has not let me post about books I’ve been reading. Please yell at her as much as you want. Now that I am in kindergarten, I get to visit my school library and take out books every week. I promise to share books that I love to read.

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Amazon Summary: Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.  He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

Dino Review: He was eating too many carrots and they got mad. They scared him and he doesn’t want anymore carrots. 

Mommy Review: This was a cute book, not scary at all. It was cute to see just how the carrots scare and trick Jasper the Rabbit…Lesson learned, don’t get greedy. 

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Dinosaur Reads…The Book That Eats People

books eats people

I read 51 books for the summer reading program. I got a bag and a money to buy a toy from the toy store. Mommy said I should read to learn and have fun not to get prizes.

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This review was written weeks ago…but with so much going on I haven’t posed a Dino reads in a while. 

Amazon Summary:

WARNING! THIS IS NOT A BEDTIME STORY

Legend has it there exists a book that eats people.

This is that book!

Many readers have been unable to escape its perilous pages.
But this isn’t that book.

Yes it is!

This is simply a story about that book.
Really. I mean, how could a book eat people?
So if you’re just dying to know the history of this literary monster, all you have to do is turn the page…

Don’t do it!

Dino Review: The book eats people, it eats grownups and kids, it eats everybody. It’s a mean book and is always hungry. I can read it on my own, but not when I eat.

Mommy Review: Dino first heard about this in daycare and I was shocked that it wasn’t a happy ending story. But then, the creativity and plot was interesting. Dino loved to read it over and over, but now with starting kindergarten and losing our dog Balboa…he’s scared of the book and wants it out of site.

We had this review written weeks ago…but I just never got around to posting it. Oooops.  

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welcome to kindergarten

 

I will be prepared for kindergarten with all the books I’m reading.

 

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Amazon SummaryJoin Tim as he visits his future kindergarten classroom and learns what he will be doing during his first year of school. Explore the reading, math, and art centers. Sit at the desk where he will practice writing, counting, and telling time. The classroom may look a little too big at first, but after finding out about all the fun ahead, it doesn’t seem too big at all. In fact, it’s just the right size.

Dino Review: The boy likes his small kindergarten. It’s not big, it fits him because he’s small for me. My kindergarten will be for me too. I’m a big boy but not a big kid. I learned a lot, I’m smart. I’m going to learn more in kindergarten, but I know everything. (shakes his head confirming he knows it all) 

Mommy Review: Cute illustrations and descriptions of each center a child might find in kindergarten. It’s reassuring to know that your classroom won’t be too big and overwhelming, but just perfect for little kids. Dino was happy that he did the same things in preschool and was curious if they would be the same in kindergarten.

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donut shop

 

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I read 20 books for the summer reading program, so I got a coupon for an ice cream cone. I am super excited, but know it’s not organic/NON-GMO. Mommy wishes they didn’t give out food prizes. I checked out 10 more books to get the next prize. I LOVE reading books.

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 The Donut Chef by Bob Staake

Amazon Summary: IN THIS DELICIOUS tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers’ doughnuts become “quite bizarre, like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar, and Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk, or Gooey Coca- Mocha Silk!” Some are not even very tasty: “Donuts made with huckleberry (don’t be scared, they’re kind of hairy).” One day, Debbie Sue, just barely two, enters the bakery, and searches in vain for her favorite doughnut, where “the choice of donuts left her dazed. Said Debbie Sue, “But I want . . . glazed.” A fun lesson in keeping it simple in which our hero chef decides to go back to the basics, and wins over the whole town.

Dino Review: The donut guy was making donuts, but then the mean guy made donuts too. They made all sorts of yucky donuts and no one wanted them. The nice donut man made plain donuts and everybody liked him. The mean guy had so customers and his donuts look stinky and yucky. 

Mommy Review: What a clever book, great illustrations, and a wonderful lesson. Sometimes we get so caught up in competing to be the best, that we forget why we REALLY wanted to do it in the first place. It’s all about being true to yourself, loving what you do, and doing your best for yourself. 

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Dinosaur Reads…Nate the Great and the Pillowcase

nate the great and the pillowcase

My library is having a summer reading program. I love to read so I am going to win all the prizes. I know Mommy reads to me, but I make her read the books over and over. Plus, after she reads me the book, I remember what it’s about and read it to myself. I’m super smart and awesome.

 

For reading ten books I got this awesome poster.

poster

I just finished another ten, which means twenty books. So now I get a bag. We will go back to the library on Friday to get my next prize and more books.

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Amazon SummaryIt’s two o’clock in the morning when the telephone rings and Nate the Great learns that Rosamond’s pillowcase is missing. She needs it now because her cat, Big Hex, likes to sleep on it. 

Outside it is damp, dark, and dreary, but a good (yawning) sleuth knows that the hunt must go on. Can Nate the Great find the missing piece of laundry before the sun comes up, and before his bedroom slippers wear out?

 

Dino Review: He’s always sleeping when they call, that’s not nice. I’d tell them to not call me when I’m sleeping, I need sleep. (points his finger at me as he tells me this). Nate always solves the mystery. They couldn’t find the pillowcase, but Nate did. I’m a great mystery solver too. I always find my lost toys and Mommy helps me. 

 

Mommy Review: Best read with short breaks and constant reviews. We stopped after Nate talked to each person and decided if he/she took the pillowcase. It’s fun to try to solve the mystery and great for making predictions.   

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kindergarten here I come

(sorry about Dino’s crazy face…think he was getting tried of the all the pictures)

I am getting ready for kindergarten by reading tons of books. I graduated preschool last weekend, soon I will be a kindergartner. I am nervous and excited, Mommy says I will rock.

preschoolo graduation

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Amazon Summary: Get ready for school with these fun poems!

This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartner. Whether it’s the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem–not to mention charming illustrations.

Dino Review: I’m ready for kindergarten. I’m going to have friends and a new teacher. I’ll play on the playground and be line leader. I don’t want to lose my teeth though. I brush my teeth everyday. 

Mommy Review: Each page has a poem about different stages or events in kindergarten. Each page prepares future kindergartners for line leaders, recess, lunch time, 100th day of school, story time, losing teeth, new friends, and teachers. Very cute and easy to read. Dino was able to relate to just about each page, but got a little worried about losing his teeth. I assured him that it’s okay for his baby teeth to fall out…may have to look for a book on that. 

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it;s hard to be five

 

I will be prepared for kindergarten with all the books I’m reading.

 

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Amazon Summary:

It’s hard to be five.
Just yelled at my brother.
My mind says do one thing.
My mouth says another.

It’s fun to be five!
Big changes are here!
My body’s my car,
and I’m licensed to steer.

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis’s encouraging text and Laura Cornell’s playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

This is the sixth inspired book from the #1 New York Times best-selling team of Today I Feel Silly: & Other Moods That Make My Day and I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem.

Dino Review: I just turned five! and I’ll be going to kindergarten soon. I have to do lots of work, but still need to play. Mommy and Daddy make lots of rules and I get mad. I have to listen to my teachers and be nice to my friends. I have to be nice and say, please, thank you, and no problem. I want to be a superhero when I grow up.

Mommy Review: Who doesn’t love a Jamie Lee Curtis book? It’s a great book that explains why its so hard to be five. A time when you are starting school, but still a little kid that needs understanding. I loved it and know Dino agreed with lots of the pictures and comments.  

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scaredy squirrel

 

I will be prepared for kindergarten with all the books I’m reading.

 

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Amazon Summary: Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It’s way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he’s well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel’s emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ? his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting.

Dino Review: Squaredy Squirrel is always scared. He’s so silly. He likes to play dead, what a silly dude. He should roll around in the grass, it’s more fun. I would be lonely without my friends. I want to play all the time.  

Mommy Review: I loved Dino’s reaction to another Squirrel book. He took pleasure in the fact that the book is set up the same way, very well organized and easy to follow. Once again Squirrel is scared, but at the end makes a SMALL improvement to being brave.  

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pup and hound

 

Now that I am starting kindergarten in the fall, I have to read certain books over the summer. Mommy is making me start now and I really like the books she borrows from the library.

 

scardey squirrel at night

 

Amazon SummaryFollow the farmyard adventures of two lovable dogs in these humorous stories about friendship. With simple, rhyming text and playful illustrations, the Pup and Hound books are perfect for the beginning reader. Hound discovers Pup curled on the ground in need of dinner. Will Hound find a way to make his new friend feel better? This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.

Dino Review: Pup likes to play and was hungry. He was a baby and didn’t realize he ate it all. Hound was hungry, but was being nice. He’s a good dog. There is rhyming words, Mommy helped me find the rhyming words. 

Mommy Review: Definitely a great book to help kids read. Simple words, sight words, CVC words, and word families. I pointed out the words to Dino and hopefully he will recall the word patterns. 

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