Little Dinos Don’t Bite

Michael Dahl, Author, Adam Record, Illustrator
Michael Dahl, illus. by Adam Record. Capstone/Picture Window, $7.99 (20p) ISBN 978-1-4048-7536-4
Reviewed on: 02/11/2013
Release date: 01/01/2013
Part of the Hello Genius line, this story stars a green dinosaur in a graphic T-shirt and glasses whose “teeth are big and sharp” and good for one thing—biting. “Don’t bite your toys! Don’t bite your chair!” shouts Dahl’s text, as Record’s crisply rendered Little Dino does just that. The overall goal is more about humor and entertainment than behavioral encouragement, though human mothers will still appreciate the multiple reminders that say “Don’t bite your mom!” Simultaneously available: Little Dinos Don’t Hit, Little Dinos Don’t Push, and Little Dinos Don’t Yell. Ages 2–4. (Feb.)