Dinosaur Parade

from Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers


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  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Dinosaur Parade published by Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers
  • Written by: Shari Halpern
  • Illustrated by: Shari Halpern
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 2 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Dinosaur Parade by Shari Halpern is a simple book filled with colorful illustrations of many different dinosaurs. The book starts with a little boy lining up his toy dinos to create a dinosaur parade. Then the illustrations switch to dinosaurs in more realistic settings and are accompanied by short rhyming copy that describes the dinosaurs. For example: "Here are some plant eaters. These eat meat! Some look scary. Some look sweet." Each of the illustrated dinosaurs is identified by name, and there are illustrations at the beginning and end of the book that also identify different dinosaurs. This includes the more common ones, such as the Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as more obscure ones like the Baryonyx and Maiasaura.

Is It Fun?

This 32-page book offers a fun way for kids to learn about dinosaurs. If your child is a fan of dinosaurs, he or she will like learning more about them through this engaging book.

Who It’s For

Dinosaur Parade is for kids ages 2-5, and is great for preschoolers who are fascinated with dinosaurs.

What To Be Aware Of

The paperback version in our video review is an advance review copy, and the published book will be available in hardcover.