BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas by Anne Muecke

TITLE: The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas

AUTHOR: Anne Muecke

ILLUSTRATOR: Nathan Hale08

PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books, 2008

SYNOPSIS:

The dinosaur fossils in the museum come to life (and sing, dance, and eat gingerbread) in this rollicking twist on the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. And with the enclosed CD, children of all ages can enjoy dinosaur-themed Christmas party music, and hear the story read aloud by the Today Show‘s Al Roker! 

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK :  I have always had a fascination with dinosaurs. I’ve read the great blue whale is about the only animal in modern times large enough to compare to the largest dinosaur. These prehistoric creatures come to life in Ms. Muecke’s story about what would happen if one young boy’s toy collection helps decorate the house on Christmas Eve. Larger than life colorful illustrations help engage young readers from the very first page. A cute addition to any library!

RATING: ****4 Stars****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but some elements could have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection



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Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE! ***Ebook on sale now! Softcover releasing 12/21***

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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