Dinosaur Disco

illus. by Daron Parton. 32p. Random. Apr. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780857981363.
PreS-Gr 1—Even dinosaurs like to let their horns down and have fun. In this book, several different types of dinosaurs are ready to head to the disco for a night of dancing. As the book states, some fidget on two feet and some on four, but a good time is the intent. The herbivores are ready to salsa and moonwalk the night away. That is, until the supreme carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex shows up. Is the party over? And will the herbivores be eaten? Fortunately, this ending is a delightful one. The watercolor illustrations are simple yet convey the fun message of prey and predator putting differences aside to get their groove on. T. rex and triceratops are included as characters, but so are other, perhaps unfamiliar, dinos like Maiasaura and Corythosaurus. Two pages of "Dino Facts" are appended.
VERDICT An appealing selection that introduces dinosaurs in a fun way with accurate and teachable vocabulary. Sure to rock any storytime.

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