Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some great app and book recommendations for the little dinosaur lovers in our lives…
Little ones usually go through phases of being mesmerized by a specific genre. In our household dinosaurs have come and gone numerous times. Over the last couple of years we have developed a lovely little dinosaur library, as well as a few dinosaur themed iPad apps.
1. How to be a Dinosaur | Lonely Planet This is filled with information worthy of an encyclopaedia. Lonely Plant do these books so very well. The comic book style illustrations are perfection.
2. Dinosaur A – Z | Sam Mugford This books is a all time favorite. Each page represents a different dinosaur and the pictures are bold and contain details, such as size comparisons to a human adult, as well as how to pronounce the tricky names! Once when we went on an extended holiday I photographed every page so we could still flick through the book on my phone. The Smart Kids books are all brilliant, as is the entire dinosaur range by Priddy Books
3. Yikes, Stinkysaurus! | Pamela Butchart and Sam Lloyd This is perfect for those littles that enjoy a little but of humor of the bathroom variety.
4. There’s a Dinosaur in my Bathtub | Catalina Echeverri A large dinosaur called Pierre found in your bathtub is ever so delightful, especially if he comes from France to visit for the summer.
5. Dinosaur Farm | Fran Preston Gannon Fran Preston Gannon is the recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and has created a delightful tale of being a very special kind of farmer.
6. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs | Mo Willems I have a soft spot for Mo Willems in our house as my boys adore his quirky style. This books is a take on the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Educational iPad applications also worth having a little look at if you have children who enjoy this format:
Britannica Kids Dinosaurs (These are three individual apps based on different dinosaur periods)