Friday, April 6, 2018

Margo's Musings: Can I Have a Dinosaur with That?

Most kids love dinosaurs, and my little sister, Margo, is no exception. I'm always amazed at the large dinosaur names she's able to say. When I saw this book on display at the Ashpot Library I knew we had to get it, and that it would instantly become a favorite. Once we got the book home, Margo was bursting at the seams to start reading it. 

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach starts off with a little boy who isn’t too happy about having to run errands with his mom. Errands become a whole lot more fun when each one comes with a different dinosaur or two. He can’t believe it, and even tries to get his mom to run a few more errands. But, she's understandably panicking. When they arrive them home things get even more fun. And I didn’t see the end coming.

The cover and title are eye-catching, and I like the way the illustrator has a very kid friendly technique. It's a book that an emerging reader could easily retell just from looking at the pictures. Margo cracked up when it mentioned some things that the dinosaurs do at the boy’s house. It's a fun read for kids and dinosaur lovers of all ages. By the end, I was thinking about what it would be like if we really did get a dinosaur with everything. I am guessing things would be a little crazy! The cutest thing was that after we finished reading this book, Margo decided to pass out some of her plastic dinosaur toys to us. Too cute! Then when my dad gave her lunch she asked, "Do I get a dinosaur with that."  She was a little disappointed. But, we can always read the story again!

Has anyone else read When Dinosaurs Came with Everything? Or have you read another book written by Elise Broach? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Happy reading!
~ F

41 comments:

  1. It sounds like a heap of fun. And I will track it down.

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  2. That sure sounds like a fun one indeed. The illustrations are done in a kid friendly technique for sure.

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    1. Pat- A kid friendly book all around! :) ~F

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  3. Love the illustrations. Sounds like a fun read! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- Glad you enjoyed the style. :) ~F

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  4. Might have to start slipping little toy dinosaurs in her lunch.

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    1. Alex- Great idea! :) Love it! :) ~F

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  5. Love this. Im sure my daugther would be happy to have a dinosaur !!

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    1. Gloria- There is something about them that really appeals to kids and the idea of having their own- so fun! :) ~F

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  6. Hi DMS - wonderful ... kids love things they can relate to, yet make more stories out of them - letting their imaginations wander ... fun post - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- So true! Well said! :) ~F

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  7. What a great review! I haven't seen that one, but I appreciate the recommendation! At the school where I work, there are lots of dinosaur-lovin' kids! :) Also, I love David Small's work!

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    1. Dawn- Kids do love dinosaurs. I bet the kids at your school will love this one. :) ~F

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  8. A new to me book but it sounds delightful. I did read Broach's Masterpiece about a black beetle that was also very good. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Brenda- This is a fun picture book for sure. I also read Masterpiece and it was very interesting. I especially liked her book Shakespeare's Secret. :) ~F

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  9. My two-year-old grandson would love this book. He adores dinosaurs. :)

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    1. Elaine- Oh! He would definitely love this one! :) ~F

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    1. The Armchair Squid- Totally! :) ~F

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    2. The Armchair Squid. Totally! :) ~F

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  11. That looks cute. I bet my grandson would like that.

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    1. Mary- He would totally love it! :) ~F

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  12. Wish my boys were still young enough for books like this. They would have loved it.

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    1. Kate- It's a great one for kids who like dinosaurs (so most kids for sure). :) ~F

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  13. This book looks great for the young ones!

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    1. Authors with Advice- I agree! :) ~L

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  14. Sounds like a book children would love.

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    1. Sandra- I think so! Very fun! :) ~L

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  15. Aw. I want this book for my nephew. :)

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    1. Chrys- I bet he will love it! :) ~F

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  16. Dinosaurs are so popular - this looks a great book.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- Dinosaurs are definitely popular and this book is sure to be a hit! :) ~F

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    1. Anna- It is a lot of fun! The mom's face is hilarious! :) ~F

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  18. I really love the illustrations!!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- Aren't they interesting! :) ~F

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  19. Sounds hilarious! And I like the art style here. (Jess & Stephanie, hope you ladies are well. :) )

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    1. Claudine- Hello! We hope you are well. We've missed you! So glad you enjoyed this review. It is a fun story and the pictures are very unique. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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