JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Easter & Lent JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
As winter snow melts into spring,/froggies croak and robins sing./Soon there'll be a holiday . . ./Dino-Easter's on its way!
Celebrate with the dinos as they gather flowers for a spring bouquet, throw an egg painting party, pet newborn farm animals, visit a chocolate factory, and join an Easter parade with Peter Clobbertail. At last it's time for the egg hunt. Will Raptor finally get to eat his treats?
Author Lisa Wheeler and artist Barry Gott—the dynamic duo behind the Dino-Sports series—are back with a sweet treat for young readers with this entertaining addition to the Dino-Holidays series.
"Dino-Easter is here! In this latest 'Dino-Holidays' series book, the dinosaurs paint and hide eggs, sample chocolate treats, get new outfits, and attend a Dino-Easter parade. At every turn, Raptor wants to eat eggs, but is chided when he does so. When the festivities conclude for the day, he is given the go-ahead; only to eat his way to a sore tummy. Bright illustrations perfectly capture the festive energy of the holiday and of this story. Different kinds of dinosaurs, from triceratops to stegosaurus, are included. The rhyming text is filled with humor: one illustration shows a T. rex looking frustrated as he sits at a table with other dinos painting eggs. Movement lines around his arms indicate that he is trying to participate, but his arms are too short. The text reads, 'T. rex struggles with the task/ He'd get some help if he'd just ask.' The end of the book has the dinos eating their chocolate after the egg hunt and dreaming of Valentine's Day—a seemingly random jump, as Easter usually falls after Valentine's Day, and there are other holidays to celebrate before Valentine's Day comes around again. Dino-Easter is a fun, colorful look at dinosaurs enjoying popular Easter activities. VERDICT Recommended where dinosaur stories are popular or where the other books in the series circulate well."—School Library Journal—Journal
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books. When she isn't running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan. Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?