Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur by Jeffrey Burton

by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Zoe Waring
Little Simon
Board Book
16 pages
 ages 1 to 5

This sleepy dino board book is a prehistoric twist on the popular bedtime lullaby, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!”

Twinkle, twinkle, dinosaur
how I like to hear you roar.
Stomping through the trees so high, 
as your friends fly through the sky. 

A roaring twist on the popular bedtime nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur is the second book in a brand-new board book series that’s perfect for parents and little ones to snuggle up with and share.


Young dinosaur fans' hearts will be right in rhythm with this fun twist on a well-known bedtime song.

A cute, lovable dinosaur...with a fierce roar...wanders over the land, while friends circle above and around him. While the illustrations are kept rather simple, this also allows the focus to remain clear—dinosaurs. These dinos aren't scary but take on a warm atmosphere which leads to the calm needed before a nap or night time sleep. 

The book is small and sturdy, just right for little readers' hands. The text is also not too simple or difficult, making it slide right into the middle of the intended age group range. After reading this, a favorite song might take on a slightly different text for awhile, one great for all those dinosaur dreams.

And here they are...

The Author...
Jeffrey Burton has written several books for children. He lives in New York City with his family.

The Illustrator...
Zoe Waring is a children's book illustrator and designer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Zoe loves the warmth and humor so often found in children's picture books and is a little obsessed with cute baby animals, which often make an appearance within her artwork She works in a variety of materials and loves creating engaging characters to make people smile. When she's not drawing in her sunny studio, she can be found exploring the beautiful British countryside. To find out more please visit her online at and follow her on twitter at @ZoeMop.

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