One day while sitting on Mamasaurus's back eating leaves, Babysaurus slipped. He slid down her tail and into the jungle. When he got up, Mamasaurus wasn't there. So Babysaurus started to walk through the jungle, but instead of finding his mother, he meets other kinds of baby dinosaurs.
Very cute. It will be a must-have for dinosaur fans and those who love reading stories about their Mamas. The simple, bright illustrations against the dark background create a lovely contrast. I especially loved the compare and contrast that was part of each exchange Babysaurus and the other baby dino. Even the youngest readers will be able to grasp the identification concepts each dino described.
Overall, recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. This is a book I'd consider buying if I had a young dino lover in my life.
This is a picture book that introduces analytical concepts in ways that toddlers and preschoolers can understand.
Young readers will likely focus on the story and the different types of dinosaurs depicted. However, each exchange between Babysaurus and the other baby dino offers an opportunity to talk about identification: physical traits that help us decide what something is (or is not).
These same skills are what they will later use for learning to read: the difference between a "b" and a "p" for example. Taking the time to share them or ask questions: What else makes Mamasaurus different from Tritopa? Example answer: She is orange, Tritopa is purple.
7 and Up
2 to 8
Borrow for sure. It is a sweet story and the illustrations make it a stand out from others on the library shelf.