Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Board book: Twinkle, Twinkle Dinosaur

Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur. Jeffrey Burton. Illustrated by Zoe Waring. 2019. Simon & Schuster. 16 pages. [Source: Review copy]

 First sentence: Twinkle, twinkle, dinosaur, how I love to hear you roar.

Premise/plot: This is a rhyming board book starring dinosaurs. It is loosely inspired by the children's classic "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

My thoughts: Probably the best thing about this one is how thick and sturdy the pages are. Board books have thicker pages, of course, that's what makes them board books. But these are extra-super-thick pages. And the pages do not stick together. Of course, in a perfect world, all board books would have pages that easily turn and never get stuck. But the world we live in, alas, is fallen. This one I thought was better than most in that regards.

As for the actual content, well, I'm no dinosaur enthusiast. Little ones who love, love, love dinosaurs will certainly find it more appealing. The rhyming and rhythm of this one did not annoy me which must mean it gets it right.

© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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