Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: Dinosaur Rocket!

Dinosaur Rocket! Dinosaur Rocket! by Penny Dale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dinosaurs. Rockets. Rhythm.

An easy sell for the dino and/or space enthusiasts. The narrative itself is straight-forward: arrive at rocket, board rocket, count down, land, return. There are not any twists, surprises or great narrative leaps. However, it is solid in its soothing rhythms and the double-page spread depicting "lift-off" really showcases the illustrator's talent using pencil and watercolor. Whereas the dinosaur illustrations can be a bit garish in color in style, this spread is beautifully rendered. I would hang it on my wall.

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