Shea continues his wildly popular series with this offering, but who will win: Dinosaur or Mommy?
On the cover, Dinosaur seems unusually tame, smitten even. But notice what he is using to draw such lovely pink pictures—Mommy’s lipstick! From the beginning page Dinosaur goes roaring through the house. His first challenge is to wake up Mommy when she is sleeping in. The clock reads 7:00. Needless to say, Dinosaur wins. The day progresses as Dinosaur contends with Mommy’s shower, errands, laundry, bath, and bedtime preparations. Young fans will laugh and parents’ eyes will roll at Dinosaur’s antics, such as trying to flush his toys down the toilet and demanding every sugary food at the grocery. It doesn’t look good for Mommy. “Now Dinosaur will unleash his signature move! A move more powerful than any mommy!” The page turn reveals the silhouette of a collapsed Mommy in a chair. “Is Mommy down for the count? Is Dinosaur too much for Mommy?” Another turn of the page shows how “Mommy wins!” The energy of this fast-paced tale matches that of any amped-up toddler, with lots of exclamation points, bright colors, and thick, black lines that swiftly define the plentiful action.
Treat a pack of preschoolers (and their mommies) to this title and eagerly await Dinosaur’s next adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)