When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

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Pub Date 06 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 03 Jan 2024

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Description

*As Seen on CBC*

Laugh and learn with this picture book set in the days WHEN DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH! Dinosaurs chase each other in this hilarious explanation of the food chain.

 
…like the Smallasaurus, who enjoys a plant-based diet, and Badasaurus who likes to eat small dinosaurs who enjoy a plant-based diet.
 
It all begins when Smallasaurus has to think. And thinking can be a problem when you only have a brain the size of a walnut.
 
Luckily, Badasaurus only has a brain the size of a peanut . . . and so begins a hilarious game of 'cat and mouse'.
 
It’s not long before their chasing here, there and everywhere attracts the attention of an absolutely enormous and rather hungry meat-eating dinosaur called Worseasaurus. A choice of two dinosaurs is just what Worseasaurus loves for breakfast.
 
Will she eat the small dinosaur, with a plant-based diet?
 
Or will she eat the great big dinosaur, with a small-dinosaur-based diet? It doesn’t take long for her to choose. And it doesn’t take long for Badasaurus to find out. And that’s how it sometimes was back in the days
 
. . . WHEN DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH.
 
This exciting picture book shows kids just how much of a dinosaur-eat-dinosaur world it once was! Bring the prehistoric period out of the classroom and to life on this vibrant journey with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. This is the perfect way to introduce the concept of the food chain to little ones in a fun and interactive way.

*As Seen on CBC*

Laugh and learn with this picture book set in the days WHEN DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH! Dinosaurs chase each other in this hilarious explanation of the food chain.

 
…like the...


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ISBN 9780711277236
PRICE $18.99 (USD)
PAGES 40

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This book was so adorable, I loved everything about it, the illustrations were so well done, they suited the book perfectly, the story was amazing as well. I’m sure the kids are going to be just as enthralled with this amazing book as I was. I will definitely recommend! Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy

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This simple picture book is sure to delight young dinosaur fans. The colorful illustrations are eye catching as the small dinosaur turns out to have a surprisingly good day. The same cannot be said for the big, bigger and biggest dinosaurs though. Fun!

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A fun story for readers of all ages. It's an easy story to enjoy, even if you have a brain the size of a walnut.

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I still have a smile on my face from this read. A fun time with life throwing hard moments to dinosaurs. The illustrations are perfect and simple to go with the fun moments Smallasaurus. The words provide another element of enjoying the small, big and bad. I had a fun time with this story of the unexpected turns life can take for when dinosaurs walked the Earth.

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When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth by Sean Taylor is an adorable introduction to the food chain through vibrant images and the very stressful day of Smallasaurus.

Smallasaurus is our tiny, blue protagonist, happily on her way to eat some pre-historic ferns. However, hiding between the greenery is Badasaurus, a dinosaur who munches on smaller, plant-based dinosaurs. Smallasaurus must use her walnut-sized brain to figure out what to do! But watch out, because she soon runs into something scarier, Worseasaurus, who eats plant-based dinosaurs AND small-dinosaur-based dinosaurs. Hijinks ensue. Whose tiny brain would win when dinosaurs walked the earth?

The illustrations in this book brought a smile to my face while reading, the bright colors and stylistic graphics making it feel approachable and fun. It fit perfectly with the vibe of the writing. I also really enjoyed how the title of the book was worked into the story throughout.

It would have been cool to use real dinosaurs in place of the given names in the book, but it gives the story fun character as is. As it stands, I think this is an excellent way to introduce food chains or dinosaurs (or both!) to young kids and could lead to great discussions.

Overall, I would give this book a 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those with young kids interested in science and how the animal kingdom works. I can imagine this book working wonders at the beginning of a lesson in younger grades to spark conversation among the students.

Thank you to NetGalley, Sean Taylor, and the publisher for the opportunity to review this eARC. I will be posting a review to Goodreads and Amazon closer to the release date.

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I really enjoyed this picture book. The names were fun and cute. The art style was nice and I enjoyed the contrasting colors of the images. It was a cute story that I can't wait to add to my library's collection.

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Just what I hoped from Sean Taylor, absolutely fantastic dinosaur adventure that any child would be delighted to have gifted to them.

Read again and again by our neighbours twins.

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This picture book was an absolute hit with my daughter. The artwork is fresh, the colours are lovely and the story is cute and funny. Even I was giggling while reading this to her.

Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group / Frances Lincoln Children's Books for an ARC.

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This was such a fun children's book! It's a great way to learn about chain analysis, problem solving, or just enjoy a funny dinosaur story! Perfect for lower level elementary school.

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Every kid loves to read about dinosaurs! This book does not disappoint. With the colors and the pictures it is a great book for kids of all ages. It should be in all libraries and on everyone's shelves! It is fantastic!

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This is a cute book! Not too heavy with details, perfect for 3 or 4 year olds! I will definitely buy a copy for my classroom! Thank you NetGalley for a copy of an arc in exchange for my honest review!

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Thank you #netgalley and #FrancesLincolnChildrensBooks for letting me read and review this ARC. I loved this book. It’s exactly something I’d read to my son, who loves silly books. In fact, I think I’ll read it to him right now. Love it!

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