Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dinosaur Train Books Review...

We recently reviewed a trio of Dinosaur Train books.

"DINOSAUR TRAIN’s “Buddy” is participating for the first time this year in May's Get Caught Reading Month, organized by the Association of American Publishers as part of its annual nationwide campaign devised to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.

As part of the campaign, both Buddy is depicted “caught reading” in posters made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations.

According to the Association of American Publishers, research indicates that early language experience actually stimulates a child's brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. To that end, the members of the association hope to encourage people of all ages to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives. The “Buddy” posters will be available at http://www.getcaughtreading.org/

Handy info and where to find Dinosaur Train:
The hit television series Dinosaur Train™ airs daily on PBS KIDS® (check local listings).
Dinosaur Train on PBS: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/ pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/>

The Jim Henson Company: www.henson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hensoncompany
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hensonparents hensonparents>
Geocache: www.geocaching.com/dinosaurtrain

"The Buddy & Friends board book, from Grosset & Dunlap, join Buddy as he travels aboard the DINOSAUR TRAIN to introduce kids to some of his friends. Packed with full-color images from the show, this simple book is a perfect introduction to DINOSAUR TRAIN's many species! SRP $5.99. Ages 3–5."

"A Surprise for Mom!, from Grosset & Dunlap, is a beautiful picture book that follows Buddy and his siblings as they begin to plan something special for Mrs. Pteranodon on her special day. Read along as Team Pteranodon searches high and low for the best gifts ever! SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5."

"Tiny Learns to Fish, from Grosset & Dunlap. The first reader in the Dinosaur Train program follows Mr. Pteranodon as he takes the kids to the big pond to teach them how to fish. There's just one problem. Tiny can't catch a fish, and Buddy can't fly, so they team up to catch fish together! This Level 1 reader is perfect for young fans, who are starting to read on their own. SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5."

What we thought: I have two huge fans of Buddy and The Dinosaur Train, so needless to say, these books were a ginormous hit with both A and D.  The books are a great way to explore with Buddy outside of the hit PBS show.  I like that they have published both board books AND paperback books so that kiddos of all ages can enjoy them.  These books are filled with the fun, loveable characters from The Dinosaur Train and each book teaches a lesson.  Excellent reading material for kiddos ages 0-7ish:)  ABCD Diaries gives these Dinosaur Train books an A+!!
Buy It: Find these great books at your favorite book store.
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a set of books for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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