Bang! Boom! Roar!

Bang! Boom! Roar!

A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs

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A busy crew of dinosaurs!
Engines fire, swing that hammer,
Cover your ears--it's quite a clamor!
But keep those eyes open wide,
Because the alphabet hides inside.
Find each letter--wait, there's more!
Big trucks, cool tools, and surprises galore!

Cool hard-hat dinosaurs jam-pack this rhyming alphabet picture book by New York Times bestselling author Nate Evans and Stephanie Gwyn Brown, brought to life by Christopher Santoro's hilarious and energetic illustrations. Kids will love looking for the hidden letters on each page and finding the visual jokes that lead to a supersilly surprise ending. Construction work may be tough, but even dinos love a little monkey business!

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012.
ISBN: 9780060879600
Branch Call Number: Z EVA
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 07, 2018

A busy construction site, all types of dinosaurs, the alphabet, and rhyming. If you child is remotely into construction equipment or dinosaurs this book is right up their alley.

Feb 09, 2015

It introduced many kinds of dinosaurs. Every dinosaurs take a specific task. they use working tools and work together to finish general task. The children's playground is a result of teamwork. This result make my kids surprise and interest.

SPL_Kids Nov 22, 2012

A busy construction crew of hard-hatted dinosaurs are ready and eager to help preschoolers learn their ABC’s in this colourful new rhyming alphabet picture book. The industrious dinos are working with angles, blueprint plans, cement mixers, dump trucks, engines of every sort, forklifts and so on through the alphabet to get their construction job done, from A to Z.
Each letter is featured in a four-line rhyme with plenty of alliteration. For example, “H” is highlighted in “Hard hats, tool belts, heavy boots; Hammers hanging from their loops. Heave and hoist! Hydraulic muscle! Heavy metal, high-wire hustle!” The language and the mixed-media collage illustrations can be described as “energetic” in this fast-paced book, in which the dinosaurs are building a wonderful new children’s playground and park area. The wealth of detail to be found in the illustrations will bring children back to look at this book over and over.
A list of specific things to find in the busy artwork is also given – a lollipop, a cantaloupe, some bananas, walkie-talkies, skateboards, a megaphone, etc., as well as a hidden letter on each page. Children will also discern many touches of humour which the authors have included – such as the comic facial expressions of the other dinosaurs when one of them gives a tremendous sneeze, or the sight of the dinos eating, slurping and spilling their food at lunchtime.
Over 20 types of dinosaurs, plus a variety of heavy-duty construction equipment, plus lots of humour, is certain to equal a winning alphabet book for the preschool set!

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SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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