My First Dino-Football
From the Series Dino Board Books
Numbered jerseys. / Field of green. / Pads and helmets. / Dino-team.
Fun rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler introduces key elements of football to the youngest sports fans, and colorful illustrations from Barry Gott keep readers cheering! Delight in the action as two dinosaur teams face off in this high-energy board book.
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||12|
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“This colorful and engaging book is part of a series of board books that introduces infants and toddlers to various sports. The focus here is football. Fun-loving dinosaurs and those who are fierce-looking run up and down the filed of green until one team celebrates victory at the end. The author’s reliance in just a few words works well with the attention span of the intended audience. While the text is brief, it is rich in introductory terminology, which will come in handy when the child is older and perhaps a fan of the sport. The book provides wonderful opportunities for building language using words such as jersey, pads, huddle, touchdown, and field goal. True football fans will appreciate the attention to detail in the colors of the uniforms. Packer fans will most definitely notice the green and gold adorning one dino-team. Reading this book with a toddler is a wonderful way to build background knowledge and develop vocabulary. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books. When she isn't running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan.
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?
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