Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones

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Pub Date 10 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2022

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"This is a perfect book for a dinosaur storytime." —School Library Journal

This STEM-friendly musical fossil dig will have dinosaur lovers singing along as they learn the science behind paleontology.

Set to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush," Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones invites budding paleontologists and dinosaur fans on an exciting fossil dig. Readers will hike the trail, scan the ground, and make a find—then discover how to build a T. Rex from its bones.
"This is a perfect book for a dinosaur storytime." —School Library Journal

This STEM-friendly musical fossil dig will have dinosaur lovers singing along as they learn the science behind paleontology.


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A cute story about how paleontologists do their jobs with finding dinosaurs! It has large font to the tune of here we go around the mulberry bush that is fun for kids and emerging readers and smaller font facts that parents or teachers could read out to the kids. A great way for kids to learn about a specific type of scientist!

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I actually love how the author/artist gets really creative in giving information suitable for the reading age group!

I find the illustrations and the information given about how we get to know more about dinosaurs really accurate filled with fun and entertainment.

Love the presentation. It’s so cute!

Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

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This was a great dinosaur read for kids! I read it to my son (the tough critic in this house) and he loved it! He was singing along and I could hear him singing parts throughout the day. I loved that on each page there was also information in addition to the lyrics so when the song gets old after the 100th time of reading it, we can start switching over to the facts.
The graphics were gorgeous. He loved to do what the characters were doing and we even had to take a break to get his toy microscope when he saw that one of the scientists was using theirs.
We read A LOT of dinosaur books. I really appreciated that this one was different. Most are about the live dinos but this was from the perspective of paleontologists. As a parent that has to read alllllll of the dinosaur books, it was a refreshing breath of fresh air.

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Review to come early January (closer to the release date) on my blog/goodreads/amazon.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I love dinosaurs! I love books with a funny way to tell a story (though I had to look up the song and while it does sound familiar in tune, I never heard these lyrics)! I love cute illustrations! So this book had to be requested!

In this book, along the tune of some kind of English children's song, we follow palaeontologists as they hike, search, dig, and do much more! I love that we got, in big text, the song (which yes, I was singing along now I knew the tune, yes, I couldn't resist singing along, sorry) with what the palaeontologist were doing, and then in lower near the bottom some information on palaeontologists, dinosaur bones and fossils, and much more. That was really fun. We see them have a great time hiking and then OMG a big big find that we, as the reader, could clearly see. They just saw a tiny claw sticking out of the ground, but we the readers knew that something MAGNIFICENT was about to happen! Eep! 

I loved seeing the process of how the dinosaur was found, how they excavated it, cleaned and did research, each aspect comes by. Of course, very simplified because I am sure it is not as easy as they show it, but that is OK. Sometimes easy is just better and more fun. :) 

I loved the ending, it was really cute and I am so happy that those kids were inspired by their visit to the museum, good luck! 

I really really loved the illustrations, they were fun, playful, cute, and oh yes, girl with the dino hat? Can I have that hat please? Or can you tell me where to get it? *wants the hat*

Love that at the end we even get some tips to make the song even more fun! Act it out! I wanted to go back to do that all, haha, I can just imagine that kids will be totally delighted about it. I would have put this information at the beginning though, because mostly you don't check out the end until... well you finish the book. And while I am sure this book will be reread many times, this is just something you want to do right from your first read! 

All in all, a very playful and fun book that had me singing along and cheering for these palaeontologists as they went to find dinosaurs! I would recommend it to all.

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What a fun book for your future paleontologist! Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth is an adorable story sung to the tune of ‘Round the Mulberry Bush’ that follows the steps a paleontologist would use to find, dig up, clean and study dinosaur fossils. In addition to the lyrics for the song, each page includes facts on that step of the archaeological dig process. The illustrations are incredibly well done and invite the reader in immediately. I was already impressed with the book based on the text and illustrations and then I found that they author and illustrator included visuals for adding motions along with the song. What a fun book! This is definitely going on my list to purchase for my own kiddos.

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Here we go Digging for Dinosaur Bones is quite an fun book.

I'm not sure if it's meant to grow with the child but it really can. For younger children or children with short attention spans you can sing the song and use the movements in the back for added fun. Once the child gets older or can sit longer introduce then informational content.

I did not know about wrapping the fossils in paper before transport, so I have a new tidbit of information to share with others. I like that in a book, especially one with a popular subject matter

Thank you Netgalley for this ARC. I'm being completely honest with my review.

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Thanks to Netgalley and Charlesbridge for the ARC of this!

Cute for the littlest learners to get excited about dinosaurs, this helps show the steps that scientists take when finding, excavating, cleaning and studying, and displaying fossils.

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This is a cute book in song about digging up dinosaurs. It also includes information on each page for background knowledge. The illustrations are very well done. This book would be best for preschoolers and Kindergartners. The song is catchy and in the back it includes movements the kids can do.

Thank you NetGalley and CharlesBridge for the opportunity to review this book.

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This book was adorable. The illustrations were great and the rhyming concept was fun to read out loud. Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones did a great job of explaining fossils and the experts that recover them.

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A process-forward book about looking for fossils. This isn’t as much about different kinds of dinosaurs, as kids will mostly be used to, but instead about the materials needed for an archeological dig, how to find fossils, how to excavate, and the work done back at museums and other institutes to clean, reassemble, and generally study fossil finds.

Kids can partner with parents in reading this book. The larger text, which is read to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush,” is brief and simple enough for a level 1-2 reader. The smaller text, which is more technical detail about what happens in each image, is definitely for older kids and parents. This might be best for a two-read session. One for the large text, and then going back again for the little text. Otherwise, the song might feel disjointed.

The artwork is done in strong, flat shapes, with texture and shading added into them digitally. So a kid’s head will be rather round, but there’s a gradient for shadow to give a little more depth. And while the shapes are simple, each page is fully illustrated, with a lot of small pieces and details. It’s quite nice! I also like that the artist specifies in which region the dig takes place, and includes a lot of the local wildlife. It makes for a little element of seek-and-find, if your kid is into that (mine is…obsessed with that).

A good library pick!

Advanced reader copy provided by the publisher.

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What kid doesn't like a picture book having anything to do with dinosaura?This book has been a hit! We've used it for our StoryWalk and a lot of people have said that they enjoyed it. Our branch copy is also circulating well. A good buy.

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