Monday, March 14, 2011

Brontorina by James Howe

Brontorina wants to be a ballerina. There's just one problem...she's a dinosaur. The studio's too small, she doesn't have the proper shoes, but Brontorina does have determination. With a little thought, these problems are nothing when compared to her dream of being a ballerina.

What I thought: A gem of a book. I like the idea of using dinosaurs to show children how to dream. Brontorina is a truly unique character. The illustrations are good--no lines and bright colors. My favorite is Brontorina in arabesque position. Brontorina is an unusual, but delightful offering in dinosaur picture books.

Story Time Themes: Dinosaurs, Dancing (or Ballet)

(Illus. Randy Cecil. Candlewick, 2010)

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