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...highly entertaining and informative!* Publisher's Weekly Top 10 List* Children's Choice Award-1st Place* Dr. Toy Award Winner* Colorado Book Award WinnerA pair of crazy eyeballs built into this boldly illustrated hardbound book jiggle and wiggle from page to page and dinosaur to dinosaur.Both fun and informative, children and parents will be repeating this story's catch...highly entertaining and informative!* Publisher's Weekly Top 10 List* Children's Choice Award-1st Place* Dr. Toy Award Winner* Colorado Book Award WinnerA pair of crazy eyeballs built into this boldly illustrated hardbound book jiggle and wiggle from page to page and dinosaur to dinosaur.Both fun and informative, children and parents will be repeating this story's catchy rhyme long after the first reading.Reading Rainbow Book recipient Jim Harris provides his artistic excellence, humor, and stylistic integrity to this one-of-a-kind production.A tremendously fun book for young dinosaur enthusiasts and an ideal counting book for younger ages as well.U.S. Patent No. 5,941,570; 6,149,201...

Title : Ten Little Dinosaurs
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ISBN : 9780939251742
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 26 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ten Little Dinosaurs Reviews

  • One more, please!
    2019-06-08 14:46

    My children love this book which features Dinosaurs and googly eyes that rotate a full 180 degrees. There are also two eye holes so that kids can peer through and look like a dinosaur as well. It is a rhyming and counting book all-in-one which I like. As a parent I enjoy being able to combine different educational topics in one text and this one has a lot of versatility. My only problem is that some of the language can seem crude, especially to small children who love to repeat everything they hear. They say things in the book like bonehead, small brain, but this book is about Dinosaurs so it is not entirely out of context in this setting, however, a little dialogue with children about the appropriate use of language might be warranted as a side discussion.

  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    2019-05-27 12:40

    I remember finding the eyes to be a tad creepy since they rolled around and if you tilted it too far they rolled backwards. It wasn't a book I kept for a very long, but I remember it being a little odd to read as well.

  • ♥ Susan
    2019-06-16 08:54

    The googly eye thing bugs me when trying to shelve these... but my daughter loves each and every one of them. I am forced to read and wiggle the eyes quite often ;-)

  • Lara Lamb
    2019-05-28 11:54

    This book is a clever alternative to the children's song about the 10 little monkeys. Each number of the countdown is coupled with a new breed of dinosaur which can make it a useful book for teaching counting skills as well as different facts about the dinosaurs that used to roam the earth. The last number may be a little hard for more sensitive kids because it talks about how all the dinosaurs are dead.

  • BiblioBickie
    2019-06-09 13:50

    A revision of "Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" but with dinosaurs. There is a Coke bottle on nearly every page, sometimes very prominent. The dinosaurs are called names by the authorities such as "nut-brains" and "boneheads," which are likely meant to be clever nods to their characteristics, which are discussed in 2-3 sentence blurbs in the end-papers. This will be popular with dinosaur-lovers; however, I think this effort falls flat.

  • Mellanie C
    2019-05-27 12:46

    Kids love this book because of the googly eyes, which make it a pain to shelve it.

  • Mary Deka
    2019-06-05 12:00

    A fun book with great rhyming! My younger brother and I used to quote from this book all the time when we were little. It's catchy!

  • Maureen Jehling
    2019-06-15 07:53

    Ten Little Dinosaurs, by Pattie Schnetzler, is a great book for helping young children learn their numbers one through ten in a fun and efficient manner. It starts out with ten little dinosaurs, and ends with only one dinosaur, which also teaches these young children that dinosaurs are now extinct. The book actually has big pop up eyes that the reader can physically touch. Each page has a different number with a catchy phrase about that specific number of dinosaurs that will hopefully help children want to learn these numbers. The unique thing about this book is that the pop out eye balls go through each of the pages and fit into whatever the description was for that page. I have never seen a book as awesome as this one, and it is definitely a favorite of not only mine, but my other siblings as well. I think that the pop out eyes give it its own memorable touch. There was some rhyming theme throughout the pages as the author made the text sound appealing to the readers, which could make it easier for them to learn those numbers. The author also did a great job with the art throughout the book and her idea to make her text come to life with the eyes!

  • Vivian
    2019-05-23 09:40

    Even though this appears to be a show-stopper candidate it fails to deliver, at least for a library pre-school story time.1) the eyes are weighted in such a way that when held up the iris's point to the ceiling and all the children can see are the whites. It is meant to be held on a lap and shared with an adult and a child.2) it begins with the "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" motif but then strays to activities that older children relate to, such as biking, rafting, cliff-jumping, skate-boarding, being cool, camping, attending ball games, and finally sunbathing.3) it employs name calling, such as "boneheads", "nut-brains", "feather-heads", "big mouths" and so on. As a story performer I substituted the name of the dinosaur rather than these labels.4) it is a bit disturbing that some of the accident victims actually perished -- hence, overall this is a story about dinosaur EXTINCTION rather than dinosaur rowdiness. Ah well.I did use it with the crowd and it was entertaining to them. But I am retiring this from my story time collection.

  • Douglas Jankowski
    2019-05-18 08:04

    Well it has to be said, the first thing that jumps out at you from the book, are the giant moving eyes on the front page, literally. This has to be a really fun/entertaining book for children of all ages. I quite thoroughly enjoy this one myself. I like how the story plays off into the leading of the extinction of the dinosaurs. It starts off with the original ten, down to the last one becoming bones. It's quite smart and ingenious how they used the eyes in the art on every page. The art work was also very good and kept my attention for every page. I would recommend this to anyone in search of a good children's book.

  • Corey Lynch
    2019-06-09 09:09

    I found this book to be very entertaining as it had "eyeball animations" throughout the story. The book tells of different groups of dinosaurs participating in different events in which one of them is injured, ejected, etc. Starting at ten and eventually getting down to zero this book would be good to use in a classroom as a way to learn subtraction and counting. The illustrations make the book very humorous and the rhythm created by the words and syllables enhance the reading experience. The use of the dinosaur names makes a few of the words difficult to pronounce but this book would make an ideal read aloud or interactive reading activity for an elementary classroom.

  • Drew Graham
    2019-06-03 11:51

    Various dinosaurs of decreasing numbers engage in various dangerous activities. What will happen when it counts down to one??I've seen this book around but hadn't actually taken a look at it until The Boy's aunt and uncle and cousins gave it to him for his third birthday. He loves it, and it has a lot of humor and unique artwork, not to mention the counting aspect and the googly eyes! It would be nice if they had somehow been able to make the eyes face forward when the book's held upright, but it's fun to see them wobble about.

  • Cesally Shermam
    2019-06-12 14:54

    This exciting picture book is about ten little dinosaurs that eventually dwindle down to one, that helps very young readers count. This book also includes wiggly pop up eyes that find its place as the eyes for dinosaurs on each page that would make it funny and exciting for young children. I gave the book a five out of five because it is such a fun way that can help children learn how to count. I think that the dominant themes of the book could be silliness and excitement. I think that the age for which this book is most suited for would be around 3 years of age.

  • Ariel
    2019-05-31 10:03

    My parents bought this book for my family when I was a child. Mainly because they had 5 boys and for some reason boys have a fascination with dinosaurs. I remember this book being my little brothers favorite. It was read on a nightly basis. I'm not sure if it was due to the fact that it was about dinosaurs or because of the eyeball animation. This is one of those books I would recommend for young boys. Older elementary kids may not like it as much as 2, 3 or 4 year olds. Overall it is just a fun book. It doesn't seem educational to the child but it really does help them with counting.

  • Martin Waterhouse
    2019-06-08 08:05

    Doesn't scan at all - who told these people they were poets!? Terrible product placement too - I don't want adverts for 'un-named' black drinks in distinctively shaped glass bottles in my kids' books ta! Doesn't fit in bookcase (minor point, but worth mentioning). What the hell is a mooth? Awful, awful book - and the worst part of it is is that it's been a staple of my dino-obsessed child for nearly 3 years now ... I HATE this book, and as I've read it hundreds of times I feel I have earned the right to slate it. Don't buy it, you'll only encourage them to make more.

  • PacaLipstick Gramma
    2019-05-22 09:52

    I LOVE this book! I have read my copy of it countless times to my grandchildren. They love it so much that I have gotten them one for their house too. Because it is one of their favorites, I have purchased the board books for them. (Which is certainly more durable for little hands AND makes it easier to jiggle those incredible eyes!)Gotta LOVE those big green irresistible eyes!!!

  • Shannon
    2019-06-14 15:57

    With the Halloween books pulled off the shelf, she can get this one off the shelf, so it's always coming out. There is a big pair of wiggle eyes attached to the front of the book, and holes in each of the page. It's written in the 10 little monkeys style, but each page is a different kind of dinosaur and each dinosaur type is doing a different silly thing.

  • Elijah Schnetzler
    2019-06-15 09:07

    Ten Little DinosaursWhen I was little I really enjoyed this book because of the googly eyes. It was only a few years ago I noticed the author has the same last name of me. With my name being a weird/hard one for people to remember it really stuck out to me. One page I remember was the dinosaurs eating chili dogs because they always looked so good.

  • Amy Burch
    2019-05-21 09:10

    This book gave the actual names of the dinosaurs and then a cute nickname so the children who read this book can better remember the name. I loved that. I also loved that it had a glossary of the dinosaurs in the back. It was a fun twist to he classic story about the monkeys jumping on the bed.

  • Kim
    2019-05-30 08:42

    I gave this a high rating just because JT was so excited about the eyes and various dinosaurs. He got somewhat distracted by the wiggly moving eyes. I tried to read aloud in the rhythm of 10 little monkeys but some of the scientific dinosaur names were a bit of a tongue twister.

  • Tessa Herrmann
    2019-05-20 14:47

    The best part about this book is the poking out eyes. I remember once reading this with my nephew and he wanted to read it over and over again because of how cool the eyes were! Its a fun rhyme and something children will love! Highly recommend!

  • Bri Grant
    2019-05-26 12:07

    Ten Little Dinosaurs would be a great book for little dinosaur lovers! I love that this book includes rhymes, and also the names of the specific dinosaurs. The book is very fun and interactive but it also provides educational purposes for students!

  • Emerson and Theodore
    2019-05-19 10:06

    Not nearly as bad as the other rotating eyeball book about frogs, but this was just so repetitive. And it is annoying because you can't stack it on the shelves with the other books. Emerson was neutral on this book.

  • Nicola Rennie
    2019-06-12 14:45

    I have read this book before, but I would love to re-read it because I gives the names of 10 dinosaurs. The names aren't just the names everybody knows, but the ones people don't know too! This book made me interested in dinosaurs. I would like to remember it better.

  • Elly Squire
    2019-05-23 12:40

    I love this book! The google eyes are a hoot and the kids absolutely love them! It is a counting book, but it counts backwards. It can be used to introduce counting backwards in the classroom, and important concept.

  • Andrea
    2019-06-08 09:08

    Didn't really like this book. The eyes creeped me out and the dinosaur names are too hard for me to pronounce! There are also some weird names they call each other and overall it is strange. Also, it counts down which is out of the range for toddlers/young children.

  • Dan
    2019-06-03 09:51

    Interesting design. As a read aloud the floating eyes roll up so the dinosaurs look a little out of it.

  • Duke2026
    2019-06-13 14:42

    I think the supersaurus can eat leaves from trees or from booshis andflying birds

  • Meg McGregor
    2019-05-23 09:52

    Not really Lexi's or my cup of tea!We both like dinosaurs so I was hoping we would really like this book!But the text did not hold up and the pictures just didn't excite any interest at all.

  • Devane
    2019-06-07 08:10

    It's amazing how much just putting in googly eye balls entertains so much for kids. Fun counting book with ridiculous illustrations.