Dino-Delvers: Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale
ONE DINOSAUR DIGGING A HOLE.
A VERY BIG HOLE!
What could be better to preschoolers than combining two of their favorite subjects--big machines and dinosaurs? In Penny Dale's jolly counting tale, Dinosaur Dig! (Nosy Crow/Candlewick Press, 2011), there are ten familiar (triceratops) and not-so-familiar (baronyx) dinosaurs at the controls of a wide variety of construction gear--from the familiar dump truck to the rarely spotted telehandler as the drivers dig, shovel, dump, hoist, and pump concrete into a giant but mysterious hole. The machines multiply, each with their own dino-types of drivers, as the workers on this big project count up from one to ten and while young readers are left to wonder: WHAT are they building?
It's a splash-crash ending as the dinos cool off in their very own self-constructed mega-swimming pool!
The endpapers of this one tell the tale. The front inside cover is bedecked with the ten driver dinos, (with labels) and the back cover features their construction equipment in all its mighty power, equally identified by name. It's a dynamite dinosaur project which youngsters can count on!
Pair this one with Chris Gall's Revenge of the Dinotrux (see my review here) for a dynamite dino power duo.