Words or phrases repeat in subsequent lines, resulting in stanzas that beg to be read aloud, such as “Astronaut dinosaurs riding / Riding on the bus / On the bus, to the giant rocket.” Dale surrounds her catchy, lilting narrative with intricate and brightly colored watercolor-and-pencil illustrations full of enthusiastic dinos and lots of vehicles for space travel, such as a command module and a moon buggy—to name a few. Beautifully designed, this is a fun read from beginning to end.
Charged with imagination, younger kids will devour Dinosaurs Rocket!
—Books to Borrow…Books to Buy (column from Kendal A. Rautzhan)
About the Author
Penny Dale is a best-selling children’s book artist and author, with editions in more than twenty languages. Her much-loved picture book Ten in the Bed sold more than a million copies worldwide. Penny is married, has one grown-up daughter and a grandson, and lives in South Wales.