Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!

Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!

Matthew Reinhart
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0307976437

Millions of years ago the world was a very different place. There were no mammals walking the earth and no birds in the sky. Instead, dinosaurs were the masters of our planet.

   In this clever, colorful, and fact-filled novelty title, Matthew Reinhart gives young children a picture of what life was like on Earth long ago. We see a Stegosaurus wading across a river and a huge Apatosaurus munching pine tree branches. Following in her wake is her baby, who is eating pinecones. There is a huge Triceratops who uses his three horns to protect his family members. He, like the Stegosaurus and the Apatosaurus, is a vegetarian. Deinonychus is a meat eater and searches the rocks for insects and little animals to eat.

   With tabs to pull, flaps to open, and pop-ups, this is a book that young dinosaur fans are sure to love. In the front and back pages of the book there are pictures of dinosaurs that children can color in.