Look Up in the Air!
By Deb Lund, Illustrated by Howard Fine
Harcourt Children’s Books, $16.99, 32 pages
What’s that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes…but who is flying? It’s a Dinoflier! Stegosaurus is the pilot, T-Rex is In-Flight Security, Sponosaurus is the Flight Attendant and Hadrosaurus is the Co-Pilot. In Deb Lund’s Dinosoaring, a group of dinos take to the air- but first they must work together to get their huge plane off the ground. Once they get going, they join in an air show. With a puff of their chests and a few dinogrunts, the pals are doing aerial stunts just like pros! They dinodance on the plane’s wings and dangle from a wide trapeze. But what happens when gray clouds move their way? It’s time for a dinojump with colorful parachutes. After promising each other to stick to more earthly pursuits, the dino friends must find a new hobby. What will they choose? ||Written in rhyme, this tale will interest anyone with dreams of flying and exploration. Award-wining Howard Fine’s illustrations are magnificent. Using gouache and watercolors, he creates high-flying pictures of soaring dinosaurs battling gusty winds. Dino fans will appreciate the detail put into capturing the unique essence of each dinosaur.
Reviewed By Kathryn Franklin