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From ancient Egypt to medieval jousts, from office jobs to grocery shopping, one boy reimagines the modern world with dinosaurs in hiding. This fun, light read will tickle readers’ funny bones while subtly introducing themes of conservation and stewardship, inspiring children to question the world around them....

Title : Dinosaurs in Disguise
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ISBN : 9780544472716
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dinosaurs in Disguise Reviews

  • Melissa
    2019-04-14 07:02

    Wouldn't you think by now we would stop portraying pilgrims in black and white with buckles. It is not historically accurate so why keep pushing that myth onto the newer generations when we can correct it. Other than that this was an okay book and my daughter laughed a bit at it and enjoyed pointing out the dinosaurs.

  • Donna Mork
    2019-03-25 09:57

    Cute story about dinosaurs not being extinct, but hiding in our everyday world, if you just look close enough to see them.

  • Elaine
    2019-03-28 02:06

    As I was reading this book, I was trying to evaluate the rating I would give it. I like it, it's cute. I'd have given it 3 stars. But then, the story turns out to have a HUGE message to children! THE EXTINCT ANIMALS ARE TELLING HUMANS THAT WE NEED TO CLEAN UP OUR ACT AND PRESERVE THE EARTH SO WE DON'T GO EXTINCT TOO. Otherwise, we may end up with the extinction.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2019-03-26 06:50

    Krensky, Stephen. Dinosaurs in Disguise, PICTURE BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. $17.99. A child is convinced that dinosaurs never really died out after the meteor hit earth. He believes that they were around for so long they could definitely survive something crashing into the planet. But, the dinosaurs were scared. So they decided to hide themselves in plain sight during all the changes that took place over time. Eventually the dinosaurs became used to hiding all the time and they just never stopped. The child tries to convince the dinosaurs to come out of hiding telling them about all of the wonderful reasons they would love to live regular lives. He also realizes that there might be some things that the dinosaurs might not actually like and they could get uncomfortable or sick, so he’ll keep the dinosaurs’ secret for them. The illustrations are the best part of this book. They are drawn by Tacky the Penguin creator, Lynn Munsinger. The different disguises the dinosaurs come up with are cute and inventive. I wasn’t in love with the storyline. I thought if it had been a little more complex and detailed, it would have been more striking. PRE-K, EL (K-3)- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

  • Daphne
    2019-03-25 02:16

    This what-if dinosaur book starts off light and ends up making serious points about our modern world and how we treat the environment. I like both tones, but it feels a little disjointed at first. It's worth it, though, to see the picture of a dinosaur talking on a cell phone.

  • Laura McLoughlin
    2019-03-31 10:01

    Lots of silly pictures that kids will enjoy. There is also a conservation message that comes out of nowhere and quickly disappears again. I have no problem with the message but it felt jarring, I would have enjoyed it more if it had been fully integrated into the story.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-04-11 08:09

    Started off silly and imaginative and quickly became a story of environmentalism and taking care of the earth. Nice for a discussion starter, if you don't mind the 'preachy' tone.

  • Michele Knott
    2019-03-25 07:03

    Young dinosaur enthusiasts will enjoy this one! Good environment friendly message at the end.

  • Shelly
    2019-04-21 09:13

    It was okay. I was bored by it and my son seemed to be, too. I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 because it's not a bad book and I'm sure some kids would like it.

  • Colona Public Library
    2019-04-16 10:10

    This book is too cute! If you like dinosaurs, you will want to read this book. The illustrations are amazing. I laughed out loud when one of the dinosaurs was dressed as a caveman.

  • Lynn
    2019-04-21 08:15

    Dinosaur fans will be relieved to find out that they really didn't die out, but are still among us. It just takes a trained eye to find them and it will take some caring individuals like this little boy to keep them safe.Full color watercolor illustrations have lots to examine, and the endpapers remind us of tough, leathery dino skin.

  • Kian
    2019-04-12 06:00

    I had to check this out to share with dad!

  • Michelle Gray
    2019-04-09 03:15

    Theme: dinosaurs

  • Paula
    2019-03-30 10:18

    The young narrator of this engaging picture book does not believe the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant asteroid. He firmly holds that they went into hiding instead. This is evidenced by the hidden-in-plain-sight depictions of dinosaurs throughout history: prehistoric caves, ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, colonial times. The dinosaurs are the stars of each tableau and eagle-eyed youngsters will enjoy spotting them in unexpected places. The present day dinosaurs fall prey to the stresses of modern times: shopping, fast food drive-ins, traffic jams. The boy concludes that the dinosaurs will remain hidden until modern man cleans up his act and the environment. Hence, the stegosaurus holding a “Clean Our Planet” sign. The watercolor illustrations are sublime. The “hidden” disguised dinosaurs are a delight for readers of all ages; they seem to convey individual personalities. But the environmental message piggybacking on the original premise seems forced and really spoiled the book for me.

  • Romelle
    2019-04-24 06:15

    Entertains the child's imagination with the possibility that dinosaurs could still be around in hiding. Illustrations make it fun for the child to search for the hidden dinosaurs. Has a strong environmental message that hits you like a bat near the end. Good for classroom/home-school discussion/lessons.

  • Jillian
    2019-04-17 10:00

    This book started out super fun and lighthearted, looking for the "hidden" dinosaurs... and then WHAM! Environmental and vaguely-political message! The world is not safe for dinosaurs! Obesity! Global warming! Technology addiction!I mean, don't get me wrong - it's still a cute story, but it's a smidge disjointed at the end.

  • Beckie
    2019-03-24 06:54

    Dinosaurs are actually not extinct, they're just really good at hiding! Or so says the little boy narrating the book. The dinosaurs will come out of hiding once the earth is in better shape. Cute story, it was fun to see where the dinosaurs were hiding and what their disguises were.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-16 05:16

    Very silly. The pictures are a riot.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-16 05:16

    What if dinosaurs are still alive and just hiding? They sure would love how easy it is to find foo and visit friends. But would they like the way things are going by so fast nowadays? Another fun book for the dinosaur lovers in our lives ages 3 - 6.

  • Sheri
    2019-04-21 03:55

    Humorous way a small boy explains he does not believe in Dinosaurs being extinct. He sees them in the most obvious places and the illustrations are funny and make sense. Good read aloud and discovery by the child reading this book.

  • Nanci Booher
    2019-04-10 09:57

    Dinosaurs really aren't extinct...they are just hiding....and once they started hiding, they kept on hiding....and we haven't even noticed them. Good illustrations, fun text and some historical fun will make this fun to read at storytime!

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-04-08 03:54

    This book is adorable. A little boy tells the reader he doesn't believe dinosaurs are extinct. Just hiding. He goes through his day telling them not be scared and the pictures illuminate the dinosaurs hiding in plain sight. Toddler and up.

  • Kelsey
    2019-04-24 04:07

    Age: PreschoolA perfectly silly story told more through the pictures than the words. Our little narrator surmises how dinosaurs may have stuck around past their extinction by blending in really really well (or so he believes).

  • Sara
    2019-04-11 02:08

    Cute. It made me smile at the end. I think kids will get a kick out of looking for all the dinosaurs in every pictures.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-01 02:49

    I particularly love Lynn Munsinger's illustrations

  • Ashley
    2019-04-23 09:05

    A cute story for first and second graders.

  • Joan Marie
    2019-04-15 06:48

    Great fun for preschoolers through early elementary. Adorable read.Love the opening... "Most people believe dinosaurs are long gone. But not me."

  • Liz
    2019-04-21 08:14

    Cute story where the dinosaurs share a message of conservation and cleaning up our planet! Maybe the dinosaurs are right around the corner!

  • Library
    2019-04-12 08:59

    Funny illustrations of dinosaurs throughout history's great moments will have young readers laughing. Then, the last few pages add a great message of conservation and care for the planet.