Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Child’s Play. (Baby Rhyme Time). Apr. 2024. 12p. Board. $6.99 ISBN 9781786287579.
Toddler-PreS–This is the kind of diminishing song structure that children love: “Five enormous dinosaurs letting out a roar! (ROOAAR!) One stomped away...and then there were FOUR!” Here, the dinosaurs are preschoolers in colorful costumes, from a navy-blue triceratops to a denim-colored T. rex. The children show a fantastic range of physical characteristics that represent classrooms everywhere: one child uses a prosthetic leg, while the T. rex has one lens of their eyeglasses in use masked with a festive polka-dot shield. The range of skin tones and hair color, too, reflects real-life preschoolers as all five children continue to participate despite the countdown to “NONE!”
VERDICT Lapsitters or listeners, no one will be able to resist chiming in, and everyone is going to want one of these costumes. A must.

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