Book Review “Dinosaur Kisses” by David Ezra Stein

dinosaurkissesAuthor/Illustrator: David Ezra Stein
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: August 6, 2013

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

When I was a kid, I was in love with anything dinosaurs. I couldn’t get enough. It was also around the time when “Jurassic Park” was released which made my addiction even easier to feed. “Dinosaur Kisses” follows an energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.

Official Premise: For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first?

I think the audience for this book is a little older than my 16 month old daughter but I am sure that this funny new picture book from David Ezra Stein would entertain kids with no issue at all. The animation is fun and the colors are very warm and welcoming. Personally, you really can’t go wrong with a good picture book if you have great animation. I think that also both boys and girls will enjoy this despite the fan that Dinah is a female dinosaur.


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