Dinosaur vs. Mommy Board Book (Dinosaur vs. #6)

by Bob Shea (Author) Bob Shea (Illustrator)

Dinosaur vs. Mommy Board Book (Dinosaur vs. #6)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Dinosaur vs.

Dinosaur is spending the day with Mommy. ROAR! He helps her wake up, go shopping, sort laundry, and more--his way, that is. By bedtime, it looks like Mommy is down for the count. Is one little red dinosaur just too much for her, or will Mommy win?

Chock full of the bold graphics and exuberance that has made the Dinosaur vs. series so popular, this book will tickle toddlers and mommies on Mother's Day and every day thereafter.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—From the opening pages, Dinosaur is ready to battle. In this installment, Dinosaur takes on his mommy. Each page turn offers readers a chance to predict what part of Mommy's day Dinosaur will tackle. For example, on one page turn he is sneaking toward a dark, open door in his pajamas—kids will relate to Dinosaur's tactics for waking up Mommy by bouncing all over the bed. Dinosaur continues to battle Mommy through breakfast, a shower, a shopping trip, and folding laundry. There's plenty of humor throughout these pages that will appeal to kids. In one scene, Dinosaur flushes his toys down the potty while Mommy takes a shower and throws underwear in the air while Mommy folds clothes. Mommy shows plenty of patience as she wrangles Dinosaur into the bath. Readers get a satisfying ending; even though Dinosaur puts up a fight, he is still greatly loved by his mommy. Kids and parents alike will relate to these familiar daily battles. Shea's energetic illustrations offer the humor that he's known for, and careful viewers will notice some characters from previous books, such as Unicorn from Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great (Disney-Hyperion, 2013). VERDICT Another great addition in the "Dinosaur vs." series.—Andy Plemmons, David C. Barrow Elementary, Athens, GA

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Publishers Weekly

Starred Review

Shea's strong-willed red dinosaur is back, and he's making his Mommy's life utterly chaotic. Dinosaur does a cannonball dive onto Mommy while she's sleeping in, throws toys into the toilet while she showers ("roar! trains! Roar! bunny! roar! flush!"), and reigns victorious over being forced into and out of the bath, as well as getting into pajamas. Luckily, when Mommy is too exhausted to fight back, Dinosaur relents, embracing her in a hug: "Mommy wins!" As always Dinosaur's facial expressions can shift from devious to timid on a dime (in between moments of attack, he clutches his stuffed bunny and gazes worriedly at grocery items). Shea's buoyant, emotive artwork and sharp comic timing make Dinosaur's fifth story feel as fresh and funny as his first one. Ages 3-5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.)

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Review quotes

Bob Shea
Bob Shea has created many books for young people, including the popular Dinosaur vs. series, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, The Happiest Book Ever and The Scariest Book Ever, and the early readers featuring Ballet Cat. He has also invented stories such as Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith, and drawn the pictures for books such as Love, Triangle, written by Marcie Colleen. Bob used to make things for Comedy Central and PBS Kids. Now he makes things for no reason--like animations, a giant lemon head, and his basement game show, Jackpot Basement. He invites you to visit him at bobshea.com, and to give yourself a round of applause.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
February 20, 2017
Dinosaur vs.
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
Library of Congress categories

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