Bigger Than You

illus. by Hyewon Kyung. 32p. HarperCollins/Greenwillow Bks. Jul. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062683120. POP
PreS-K—Curvilinear young dinosaurs rendered in watercolors one-up one another on a seesawing log. From dimetrodon to brachiosaurus, they progress in size and competitiveness until a baby T. rex behaves terribly and his mother intervenes and insists that they all play nicely together. The seesaw becomes a slide and all ends happily. A spread in the back lists the pronunciation of each species of dinosaur and indicates how long ago they lived. The last page introduces simple machines and how levers and inclined planes work.
VERDICT Can there possibly be too many simple stories about dinosaurs for preschoolers? Of course not! This one will make a big hit at storytime.

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