Dino Time!

Every Tuesday my son Bryce (age 5) goes to the library; and in an effort to encourage young children to read I decided to posting his reading list. It’s a great way to pass along a list of books that are not only cute but age appropriate. Happy reading, and remember, a love of reading is contagious…pass it on.

The Dinosaur’s New Clothes

Diane Goode


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From Publishers Weekly

What is perhaps the most famous swindle in children’s books receives a prehistoric makeover in this visually wry retelling. Using the palace of Versailles as a backdrop, Goode (Mama’s Perfect Present) whips up an ensemble of pompadoured and powdered dinosaurs to portray the characters in the Hans Christian Andersen classic, with a Tyrannosaurus rex cast as the clothes-crazy emperor. The artist has a field day with the setting. Pilasters and ceilings in the Hall of Mirrors sport dino motifs and carvings; dino cherubs wing their way across elegant paintings; and the royal “Rex” insignia takes on a whole new meaning when intersected with a giant “T.” Best of all are the emperor’s many outfits, which have images from well-known children’s stories woven into their designs. It’s all good silly fun, a light parody of Andersen’s send-up of gullibility and greed. Ages 3-up. (Sept.)
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About Misty

Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.