My First Dino-Basketball
From the Series Dino Board Books
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!
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||12|
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
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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