Does your child/grandchild enjoy dinosaurs? Many young children do.
Dinosaurs are not just a “boy thing.” No way! When I was a young girl I was really into dinosaurs too. I never had any dinosaur toys, but I enjoyed reading books about dinosaurs and watching shows on television about dinosaurs.
I credit my father as to why I liked dinosaurs when I was younger. He used to watch Godzilla all the time, and I used to watch the show with him.
I’m an adult, but I still think dinosaurs are amazing. I always make sure to check out the dinosaur section of the American Museum of Natural History in New Your City whenever we go. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it if/when you are ever in NYC.
I received to review a book about a dinosaur, specifically a Gigantosaurus.
The book is called Gigantosaurus: Roar, Giganto, Roar! (ISBN: 9781536222494) from Candlewick Entertainment. It’s a puppet book made for children ages 3-5. The book is pictured above.
Gigantosaurus: Roar, Giganto, Roar! features a dinosaur puppet in the middle of the book. You (or your child) can place your hand inside of it and make it move and “roar” as you read the book.
The book it’s self is nice, but the puppet is the star of the book.
Here is a brief synopsis of the book.
Dinosaurs are experts at roaring, and Rocky, Tiny, Mazu, and Bill are eager to have a contest to see who can roar the best. But they need another participant to round out the contest, and fierce Giganto is asleep! Can the dinos wake him up and make him roar? Little readers are invited to get into the act with the help of an attached Giganto puppet that pokes through the scenes helping him snore, chew, chomp a favorite snack, and even dance when Tiny sings. But what they’re really after is much louder than that!
I brought this book into work with me to add to our program’s library. The kids took to this book immediately and LOVED playing with the puppet. I had to keep reminding them to read the book too. LOL!
Check out this brief video for the book, and you’ll see why kids who love dinosaurs will go crazy over this book.
The illustrations of the other dinosaurs in the book are adorable.
The ONLY “downside” to this book (which isn’t that big of a deal) is that it’s not easy to turn the pages. The Gigantosaurus’ head is a bit big (it’s a Gigantosaurus after all – ha ha). As an adult, I was able to turn the pages OK, but the little ones (my 1st graders), didn’t have as easy of a time that I did. They struggled with it a bit. I suggested they remove their hand from inside the puppet as they turned the pages, to make it easier.
If your child/grandchild loves dinosaurs, check out Gigantosaurus: Roar, Giganto, Roar!. It’s available at many retail locations (I found it on Amazon and Walmart). The book is published by Candlewick Press (CandlewickPress.com).
What do you think about this book? Do you think your child/grandchild would love to have this book? Don’t you agree this would make a great holiday gift for a dinosaur loving child?
*I received a free sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.