Dino Pajama Party: A Bedtime Book

by Laurie Wallmark (Author) Michael Robertson (Illustrator)

Dino Pajama Party: A Bedtime Book
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Join the dinos for a bash before bedtime!

Much like us, dinosaurs love to have fun. Dinosaurs from all around gather together to play instruments, dance, and sing before bedtime. But soon the dinosaurs grow tired and need their rest. This is a book that's sure to have kids following the dinos' lead as they get ready to go to sleep.

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Kirkus Reviews

Who wouldn’t gladly boogie down to bed with, say, a toothy T. rex? (Picture book. 3-6)

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Publishers Weekly

"Dinos rock and dinos roll./ Dinos stomp, and dinos stroll," Wallmark begins in this infectious picture book. "All the dinos on the street/ boogie to that funky beat," reads the next spread, and the narrative continues in couplets that match tempo as the dinosaurs dance around town, sing in onomatopoeia, form a band, and play instruments, until the party winds down as exhaustion overtakes them and they all trudge to their apparently communal home: a long hall packed with two parallel rows of beds. A variety of expressive, animation-style dinosaurs, boldly colored and dressed in multipatterned pajamas--onesies and long-sleeves, nightcaps and slippers--groove on each page, with an inviting array of warm digital textures by Robertson adding depth to each spread. Short, bouncy rhymes and energetic art will make this celebratory, familiar book a bedtime readaloud staple for dancers and dino-lovers both. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)

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Review quotes

"A welcome alternative after the quadrillionth reading of Sandra Boynton's Dinosaur Dance! or as a quick charmer in a dinosaur- or dance-party-themed daylight storytime."—Kirkus Reviews
Laurie Wallmark
Laurie Wallmark is an award-winning children's author from New Jersey. She is a former software engineer and computer science professor.

Michael Robertsonis an illustrator living in Cleveland. In addition to enjoying painting and cooking, he has an extensive collection of vintage soul, jazz, and Brazilian music that he has acquired over the years.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
October 20, 2021

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