RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements

RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO

Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Saddle up, it’s Dino Rodeo time. Buck Bronco is “here to teach y’all everything you need to know ’bout ridin’ dinosaurs, includin’ how I met these curious critters.” Buck proceeds to instruct on choosing a mount from his Mesozoic Ranch: biped or quadruped, herbivore over carnivore (for vegetarians) and one that matches your personality. Mounting requires special techniques depending on the size and shape of the dino (e.g., a ladder for a kentrosaurus), and ridin’ must fit the steed: walking, trotting or jumping. After the ride, the dinos need to be watered, fed and groomed. Mixed-media collage playfully pairs well with the inventive story line and reins in the humor. Buck himself looks like Woody from Toy Story, full of vim, vigor and enthusiastic advice. Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-15-205989-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harcourt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2007




MORE BY GEORGE MCCLEMENTS

ChildrenDINOSAUR WOODS by George McClements
by George McClements
ChildrenBARON VON BADDIE AND THE ICE RAY INCIDENT by George McClements
by George McClements
ChildrenDOES A SEA COW SAY MOO? by Terry Webb Harshman
by Terry Webb Harshman