I’m a Hungry Dinosaur Review
I’m a Hungry Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Ann James is a fun loving book for 2-5 year olds. The rhyming playful text pulls the reader in and the addition of bold colorful words “SHAKE, STIR, MIX, BAKE…. This little dinosaur just loves cake” makes young children chant along. The illustrations are intriguing too Ann James made the pictures using magic pencil, chocolate icing, sprinkles, flour, cocoa and watercolors. My kids (3 and 5) love listening to the book and chanting along again and again. Plus the pages are a thinker laminated paper with rounded corners perfect for younger children’s hands.
Activities to do with the book:
Before reading: look at the covers of book with the child ask them what they see and what do they think the book is about.
As you read: talk and ask the child about the pictures, what might happen next and encourage them to read or chant along.
After reading the book: ask the child about the book and what their favorite part was.
Follow up activities:
*Reread the book and encourage more chanting and reading along
*Bake a cake together let the child help measure the ingredients
*Talk about the rhyming words in the book and create a list of more rhyming words
*Finger paint with chocolate pudding
* If your child enjoyed this book checkout I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
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