By Jane Clarke, Illustrated by Lee Wildish
Imagine Publishing, $12.95, 32 pages
What if dinosaurs replaced the famous actors and athletes on the hit reality television show “Dancing with the Stars”? Of course the Tyrannosaurus Rex would have to be the host. The judges, dancers and audience would be kept in line by the threat of becoming the host’s lunch. Jane Clarke’s Dancing with the Dinosaurs introduces prehistoric creatures to young children as if they were contestants on a highly popular game show. Each dinosaur has a cute outfit, a dance move and a name emblematic of either a famous musician or dinosaur species. While the book isn’t entirely educational, it does offer colorful, engaging pictures and cute, sometimes rhyming tag lines. The book is perfect for any toddler or early reader.
Reviewed by Rachelle Barrett