Mile 1 books entice brand-new readers with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. The type is big, the words are easy, and the art is bright and bold., , When a young boy discovers a bunch of illustrated dinosaurs dancing in a chorus line out of his book, he thinks he has found some new playmates. But these prehistoric mischief makers may be a bit too much fun! The question is---how do you control a herd of dancing dinosaurs?
The young boy in this story is looking at pictures of dinosaurswith top hats and canesdancing on a stage. Suddenly they dance right off the page and into his room. The next thing you know, they have headed down the stairs and into the kitchen where they make a huge mess. Dad is snoozing away on the couch and when he stirs, it is a big rush to clean up and get those dinosaurs back on the stage and out of mischief. The pictures and rhyming text will make this story easy for beginning readers to master. Part of the "Road to Reading" series, this is a Mile 1 book for kids who know the alphabet and are just beginning to read. Each book in the series contains guidance for parents and a description of what each of the five levels is designed to do. 1998, Golden Books, and $3.99. Ages 4 to 6. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot