Dinosaurs Galore! Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz
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Format: Picture Books, Paperbacks

Age Range: 3-7 years

Publication Date: March 2005

BISAC: JUV002060, JUV057000, JUV019000

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Hardcover

Retail Price: $16.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-044-4

ISBN-10: 1-58925-044-3

Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 12-1/4"

Publication Date: September 2008

BISAC: JUV002060, JUV057000, JUV019000

Pages: 14

Book Format Detail: Hardcover Pop-up

Retail Price: $15.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-837-2

ISBN-10: 1-58925-837-1

Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 9-3/4"

Publication Date: September 2006

BISAC: JUV002060, JUV057000, JUV019000

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Paperback

Retail Price: $7.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-399-5

ISBN-10: 1-58925-399-X

Dimensions: 9-1/2" x 12"

"A dozen different dinosaurs introduce themselves in funny, rhyming verses….The cartoon illustrations are absolutely gorgeous….A Great choice for reading aloud or sharing one-on-one, and fluent readers will love giggling their way through it alone." -School Library Journal

Accelerated Reader: 86612

Reading Counts: Q39329

From Tyrannosaurus Rex to Giganotosaurus, a dozen different dinosaurs introduce themselves in silly rhymes. The pictures are very colorful, and the pronunciation of each dinosaur name is also printed. This definitely keeps the reader hooked and brings much discussion with what dinosaurs are chasing and doing. —Cristina M. Lopez

 

December 2005, Heart of Texas Literature Center

The Pop-Up Dinosaurs Galore!

   We are going to visit a swampland where dinosaurs of all kinds live. So get ready for a wonderful adventure. 

   First of all, let me introduce you to Tyrannosaurus Rex. This large meat-eating dinosaur will be “very pleased to meet you,” but beware because his main interest probably is “to EAT YOU!”  

   Next we are going to soar up into the skies where the Pteranodons fly. These large flying creatures have large crests on their head that help them glide. Take a look too at the dinosaur that is swimming in the ocean beneath them.

   This charming pop-up book is sure to delight young dinosaur lovers. Most of the double page spreads look at one particular kind of dinosaur. For each one young readers get to read a poem, pull the tabs and admire the pop-ups, and look at the illustrations. They might notice that one little pink dinosaur has a habit of turning up on all the pages. Can you find it?

 

February 2009, Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Review

True Companions

     The team behind Rumble in the Jungle now tackles the Jurassic Park crowd in Dinosaurs Galore! by Giles Andreae, illus. by David Wojtowycz.  Beginning with Tyrannosaurus rex and winding up with Giganotosaurus, the prehistoric parade of psychedelic-hued lizards accentuate their best-known features in the illustrations and accompanying quatrains. 

 

February 28, 2005, Publishers Weekly

PreS-Gr 3 – Starting with Tyrannosaurus rex, a dozen different dinosaurs introduce themselves in funny, rhyming verses. The subjects range from the tiny Microraptor ("I'm as little as a chicken, /but please don't be too hasty!/Although I may be chicken-sized, /I'm nowhere near as tasty!") to the gigantic Supersaurus ("My neck is so long I can stretch it/to nibble the tops of tall trees./I like to look down at my friends on the ground/who barely reach up to my knees!"). Phonetic guides appear beneath each species name to help with pronunciation. The cartoon illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and enhance the humor of the text. The pages are filled with striking hues, and the creatures pop out from the richly colored scenes to delight the eye. Each dinosaur wears an enchantingly childlike smile or scowl. Most of the paintings fill two pages, while the text dances gracefully across the spreads. This book is a great choice for reading aloud or sharing one-on-one, and fluent readers will love giggling their way through it alone. —Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL

 

May 2005, School Library Journal

Especially recommended for school and community library collections, Dinosaurs Galore! combines the colorful and charming illustrations of David Wojtowycz with the rhythmic and rhyming text of Giles Andreae to engage young readers ages 3 to 7 with a picturebook approach to the daily lives of the great dinosaurs. As the sun lights the horizon,/and the mist begins to clear,/what shapes do you begin to see;/what noises do you hear?//Perhaps you'll see a swishing tail,/huge footprints, or a beak./I think I heard a distant roar.../and did you hear that shriek?//Some of them have huge long necks,/and some have giant jaws./So let's go to the swampland,/and meet the dinosaurs!

 

Midwest Book Review