Dinosaur Summer Storytime

This week's theme for summer storytimes is DINOSAURS! YES! Every once in a while, I have a parent come up to me and say "I don't know why, but my kid is really into dinosaurs," and I think to myself: "Gee, Probably because dinosaurs are totally awesome." They are. So, this week's storytime is dedicated to all the dino-nuts who are kids and all the dino-nuts who are kids at heart.
The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell (ill. by Leonie Lord)
What to feed a super hungry dinosaur?

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland
Counting... in reverse. The ending is the best part.

I would love to have a cookie-baking-dinosaur! Just sayin'!

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen (ill. by Mark Teague)
My favorite illustration is of the glaring dinosaur.

"Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter (ill. by Ponder Goembel" Incidentally, Ponder Goembel is quite the name! A very fun, simple book.

"The Dinosaur" from You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together by Mary Hoberman (ill. by Michael Emberley). This is designed to be read by two people so I either enlist my assistant or hope for a volunteer from the audience. It's OK to mention that volunteers need to be able to read. If you have a grown-up that is a good sport, this is a good job for them. One of you will play The Dinosaur (purple lines) and the other will play The Other Dude (blue lines). Orange lines are read together by both readers. I like to be The Dinosaur. I always give myself the best lines.


"Oh, I Want to Be a Great, Big Dinosaur"
Oh, I want to be a great big dinosaur,
That is what I really want to be!
For if I were a great big dinosaur,
Everyone would RUN AWAY FROM ME!
Additional Verses: stomp away from me, crawl away from me, slither away from me.
"Dinosaurs in Cars" by Nancy Stewart. The instructions are very accurate--this is a fun song, but be prepared to get some exercise.


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  2. Many thanks for the mention of my Ten Terrible Dinosaurs! Glad you like it.

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