My First Dino-Basketball

From the Series Dino Board Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Kindergarten

Shorts and jerseys. / Ball and hoop. / Dino-dribble. / Pass and shoot.

Bouncy rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler highlights basketball basics as two teams of dinosaurs take the court. Young fans will delight in the energy of this fast-paced board book. And action-packed art from Barry Gott includes lots of fun details for readers to enjoy!

There’s tons of dino-fun for everyone in this high-energy board book series. Dinosaurs face off on the field, battle on the court, and rally in the rink, then gather together to celebrate their favorite holidays!

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Sports
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 12
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032020, JUV002060, JUV043000
Dewey 796
Dimensions 7 x 6
Lexile 180
Features Reviewed

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.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“This book is part of a series of board books that introduces young children to various sports through appealing, dino-centric characters. Basketball is the subject of this action-filled book. Illustrations accompanying the developmentally appropriate, minimal text depict dinosaurs entirely focused on playing basketball. Adult readers will appreciate the brevity of the text, which may work well with the attention spans of the intended audience. Although there are few words, they provide introductory terminology which will prove to be useful child readers are older and players/fans of the sport. The book provides wonderful opportunities for building receptive and expressive language using words such as hoop, dribble, pivot, and lob. Other words such as shoot and pass offer opportunities to embed gestures into the reading, making it even more engaging for young listeners. The books in this series are also good resources for building print awareness, encouraging readers to point at the cover and other aspects of the physical book. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature