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Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! by Margaret  Mayo
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Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! by Margaret Mayo, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe follows a noisy parade of dinosaurs who stomp, chomp, race, and chase their way through their dangerous world.

The endpapers show and name each dinosaur, including a phonetic pronunciation of each name. Each dinosaur is described, with a key action word repeated. Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, Pteranodon, Velociraptor, Plesiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Iguanodon, Oviraptor and Stegosaurus are each described. The book ends imagining all the dinosaurs in a prehistoric parade.

The text uses a large bold font, with each dinosaur's name larger. The phonetic pronunciation will be helpful to those reading this book aloud to young dinosaur fans. Descriptive words used include striding, guzzling, immense, swishing, whipping, gliding, hunting, pouncing, flapping, trapping, whacking, swinging, gulping, chewing, charging, head-butting, grabbing, biting, guarding, and hatching.

Ayliffe's art features bold, vivid cut-paper collage. Bright colors draw readers into each two page spread. Details include some smaller animals such as dragonflies or lizards. The dinosaurs are shown in action on each page.

This should make a fun read-aloud, after practice, for a dinosaur themed storytime. Opportunities for making dinosaur movements and actions abound.

For ages 3 to 6, dinosaurs, cut-paper, movement, rhyme, onomatopoeia, and fans of Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe.

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