This is a review of the new release children’s book How to Raise a Dinosaur. It is authored by Natasha Wing and is published by Running Press Kids. I was provided a review copy of How to Raise a Dinosaur, but was under no obligation to recommend this children’s book. My observations are my own.
Synopsis of the Children’s Book How to Raise a Dinosaur
A little boy gives readers advice on picking and raising a pet dinosaur. Through the use of “lift-the-flaps”, which appear on several pages of this 24 page story, readers get the low down on what to expect if they choose such a big undertaking in taking in a dinosaur.
I recommend this children’s book because the narrative is very friendly and also has a humorous side, which is really helped by those “lift-the-flaps” on many of the pages. They do add to the anticipation of turning the pages of this book. The illustrations by Pablo Bernasconi are really colorful and have a cartoon-like aura to them, adding to the enjoyable experience of reading this story. Additionally, some of the pages of How to Raise a Dinosaur have what appears to be bites in them, as if a dinosaur had been munching on this children’s book. The pages themselves are very sturdy, a bit thicker than the typical book page. The book measures out to being about 8 ¾” wide and 11 ¼” inches high, so the illustrations really stand out.
One of the strengths of this product is that while children will never get to actually raise a dinosaur as a pet in real life, the storyline is symbolic of taking on the responsibility of owning a pet, which may, for kids, seem like a “dinosaur” undertaking because of the demands pets put on their owners daily: feeding, walking, cleaning the litter box, etc.
The ISBN Number for this children’s book is 978-0-7624-3342-1 and its Suggested Retail Price is $16.95. The story is available at retail outlets like Amazon.com. For more information about the publisher Running Press Kids, contact 2300 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or go to the publisher’s website here