Adorable - and not just for 🦕 lovers.

Summary:

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.


Parent Perspective:
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.


Type of Book:
This is a picture book that introduces analytical concepts in ways that toddlers and preschoolers can understand.
Educational Themes:

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. 

Reading Level:
2.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow for sure. It is a sweet story and the illustrations make it a stand out from others on the library shelf.

Title Mamasaurus
Author Stephan Lomp
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2016
Illustrators Stephan Lomp
ISBN 9781452144245
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Family
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