Dinosaur fights everything. . . the potty, school, bedtime, the library, mommy and even Santa. This adorable, hilarious series by Bob Shea is perfect for the toddler and preschool set. Each book has great quotes and funny details in the illustrations. I’m highlighting what I love the most from each book.
Dinosaur VS. Mommy – So much to love in this book. From the freshly folded laundry to Dinosaur’s creative collage of an argyle sock, orange, pants, a plaid shirt, underwear and even a pink bra. There’s an added bonus in this book. A balloon featuring a character from one of my favorite Bob Shea books. . . Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great.
Dinosaur VS. Santa – I love the decorated Christmas tree. Reminds me of a story my neighbors shared about me helping decorate their tree when I was a preschooler.
I’m curious if a book titled Dinosaur VS Daddy is in the works. In the meantime, I’m eagerly anticipating Bob Shea’s newest release on 05/05/2015. . . Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret.
I can’t tell you anything about the book other than it’s clever and the illustrations are dynamite. Don’t want to spoil it for you. This is the third time I’ve featured a Bob Shea book. We love his silly sense of humor. And are looking forward to more books by him.
I wonder what crazy idea he has for his next book. Bob, can you give us a hint?
It wasn’t until we had two openings for library pages, I realized how many picture books are about socks. Who knew? And what exactly are library pages? It’s the library term for the people who shelve the books.
Learning to put on your own socks is an important developmental step. Maybe publishers think reading silly books about socks makes learning this important task more fun. Below are the books I discovered. ML enjoyed all of them.
If you think this is a lot of books about socks… look at how many of the books feature ducks. Five! Ducks as children book characters have to be right behind bears in popularity. What do you think are the top five animals used as picture book characters?
Bob Shea is officially my hero. Finally a non-Dora, non-Pinkalicious book about a unicorn. You must read Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea. It’s filled a huge void in the world of picture books.
There are so many books that feature cats, dogs, bears, pigs, elephants, monkeys, horses. baby chicks, cows, sloths, skunks. . . You get the picture. But there are very few with unicorns as the main character. Bob Shea’s book is the only one I have read that I like.
Publishers please step up to the plate. And while you’re at it. How about some Pegasus books? As ML informed me, they are similar to unicorns. Only difference is Pegasus have wings, instead of a horn.