Tuesday, 12 April 2011

How do Dinosaurs learn Colours and Numbers?

As I recently discovered on a trip with Charlotte and CanIWalkMummy to the Natural History Museum in London, just about everyone loves Dinosaurs. So it's easy to see the appeal of the thoroughly excellent "How Do Dinosaurs..." series of books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Placing Dinosaurs (complete with their kid-friendly proper names) in everyday situations is a stroke of genius, and certainly works beautifully in this numbers and colours book. 

Teague's highly detailed dino characters (and their supporting human counterparts) take toddlers through numbers one to ten, and rhyming couplets teach them about colours too. A fantastic double header that works beautifully and hopefully allows each child to pick a favourite dino species into the bargain (for me, the Triceratops was always the champ when I was a kid - what's yours?)

Charlotte's best bit: Dino hiding things under the bed

Daddy's favourite bit: Lucky Number 7

Rating: 4 out of 5