Saturday, April 15, 2017

Book Review ~ We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner, Illustrated by Ben Clanton

We Are the Dinosaurs
by Laurie Berkner
Illustrated by Ben Clanton

Laurie Berkner, “the queen of children’s music,” (People) pairs the lyrics of her beloved hit with Ben Clanton’s whimsical illustrations in this winning, adorable picture book—a must-have for fans of Laurie, dinosaurs, and all things cute.

We are the dinosaurs
Marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs

Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.


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We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner is a darling book based on the song of the same name.  When I received the book, I had no idea there was an actual song, so I looked it up and immediately thought, what a great idea….bringing a song to book form!  Brilliant…simply brilliant! What is even better is the absolutely cute illustrations in the book.  Young children will LOVE this book, especially if you sing the words as you read it out loud to your child.

As far as the story goes, there really isn’t a point to it in my opinion except showing what friendship is all about.  It’s just a group of young dinosaur friends spending some time together, having fun, stomping around, going on a picnic and camping at night.  I think it is a fun book that will appeal to both young boys and girls.  Plus, parents will have fun singing the catchy song along with their child....and perhaps because of its catchiness, still have the song in your mind long after the book is read.

4 stars

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