cover image 1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite! 
A Prehistoric Counting Book

1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite! A Prehistoric Counting Book

Illus. by Steve Jenkins. Sterling, $6.95 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4027-7722-6

Jenkins’s characteristically detailed collages take on the ever-popular subject of dinosaurs in a board book created in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Things begin promisingly, as different dinosaurs take jagged “bites” out of each spread, counting up to five. Numbers six through 10, however, are deployed in a rush on a single page (“6 hungry dinosaurs are chewing up this book! 7 colors on this page are waiting to be gobbled up”); closing pages offer details on dinosaurs’ nonbook eating habits and a second opportunity to count to 10. Simultaneously available: Spot the Animals: A Life-the-Flap Book of Colors. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)