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<p>Playground antics have never been so much fun! Young dinosaurs play together on the playground until one dinosaur gets angry and tries to ruin the game for everyone.</p> <p>This engaging tale is perfectly pitched for preschoolers and for fans of Byron Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs and Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?</p> <p>A group of young dinosaurs builds a seesaw and takes turns playing on it until the bossy, big, and TERRIBLE Tyrannosaurus interrupts their game in a fit of temper. All ends well, though, when Mom steps in and encourages a peaceful and a productive end to the conflict.</p> <p>Hyewon Kyung's detailed and humorous illustrations will capture the attention of dinosaur fans, and a dinosaur information chart and educational backmatter about simple machines make this perfect for classroom, family, and story-time sharing!</p> <p>"I'm bigger than you!" announces the Iguanodon.</p> <p>"I'm bigger than you!" argues the Triceratops.</p> <p>"I'm MORE TERRIBLE than you!" yells the Tyrannosaurus.</p>
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  School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Curvilinear young dinosaurs rendered in watercolors one-up one another on a seesawing log. From dimetrodon to brachiosaurus, they progress in size and competitiveness until a baby T. rex behaves terribly and his mother intervenes and insists that they all play nicely together. The seesaw becomes a slide and all ends happily. A spread in the back lists the pronunciation of each species of dinosaur and indicates how long ago they lived. The last page introduces simple machines and how levers and inclined planes work. VERDICT Can there possibly be too many simple stories about dinosaurs for preschoolers? Of course not! This one will make a big hit at storytime.-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Might may be right, but playing together nicely trumps everything. Young dinosaurs alternate turns on a seesaw, with progressively larger beasts appropriating each end, one after the other. When young Tyrannosaurus is outsized by Brachiosaurus, he vents his frustration and growls menacingly at his playmate. Suddenly, a mighty roar interrupts the tense standoff, and Mother Tyrannosaurus intervenes to restore harmony, making sure all the dinosaur tots play together happily. A line graph provides the relative size of each creature, ranging from the smallish Dimetrodon through the looming Brachiosaurus, and the final page shows how seesaws are simple machines, introducing concepts such as levers, fulcrums, and inclined planes. The whimsical pictures were created on hanji, traditional Korean paper made from mulberry trees, using Korean paints and watercolors. Despite their softly rounded, pudgy cartoon rendering, each dinosaur species is readily identifiable, which will appeal to preschool paleontologists. This simple lesson about sharing uses minimal text, but the message comes through loud and clear.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2018 Booklist
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