cover image Dino-Christmas


Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott. Carolrhoda, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-5124-0315-2

“Dino-Christmastime is here,” and the dinos are taking part in all sorts of seasonal activities. They play in the snow, ice skate, and hang decorations around their city. Wheeler writes in cheery, rhyming couplets that introduce the dinosaurs by species: “Allosaurus makes each wreath./ She gently hangs them with her teeth./ Troodon’s at First and Main./ He paints a giant candy cane.” Gott’s bright digital depictions of the rowdy dinosaurs are already great fun; seeing them crunch down on Christmas cookies, sing carols, and parade in the streets ups the ante. A last spread makes a broad hint at the next holiday to come: “Soon these guys will reconvene.../ all dressed for Dino-Halloween!” Ages 5–9. (Sept.)