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Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

by Carol Diggory Shields

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In my opinion, this was a good book. The first thing I really loved about this book were the illustrations. They were quite colorful and fun with fun ‘party’ scenes that fit the text. Each page was filled with illustrations of different dinosaurs preparing for the big party while having fun. This story also did feature the names of real dinosaurs such as, “Pleiosaurus”, “Diplodocus”, and “Maiasaur”, among others. The illustrations helped me identify what the different dinosaurs looked like. I also liked that the text of the story was written as a poem. As I read it, there was an underlying beat to it that made the words flow well together. For example, one page of the story said, “The old ones gathered in a gossiping bunch, sitting and sipping sweet Swampwater Punch…” The big idea of this story is to briefly introduce the different kinds of dinosaurs within a fictional story. ( )
  GaiaGonzales | Oct 7, 2014 |
Book Summary: Back in the time of the dinosaurs, this fictional story tells about how the dinosaurs prepared for their big dance party, "the dinosaur stomp". Although realistically all those dinosaurs would never dance together, this book does present information wrapped into the story about the different types of dinosaurs.

Content Summary: This fun picture book with full-page illustrations. The book contains rhyming patterns and is written in a rhythm that allows it to be easily sung as a song. It is a great book to use for an activity involving music, rhyme, or knowledge about dinosaurs.

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  rehunkler | Apr 14, 2011 |
A great fun story that will require some practice to get all of the dinosaur names right when reading out-loud. There is also a tricky metered rhyme that may twist the tongue.

On pages 3 & 4, where it says “by the lave beds and the tar pit shore, On the mountaintop and the rain forest floor, Dinosaurs scrubbed their necks and nails. They brushed their teeth and curled their rails” You could blow bubbles for children to pop during story time, to match with the illustration.

Overall great story that the children’s loved.

After the story we looked at the Pop-Up book: Dinosaur Stomp! by Paul Stickland

Story Time Story Length: Medium to Long ( )
  JFDR | Mar 7, 2011 |
This is a great book for introducing dinosaurs to a class. It names many, many different kinds of dinosaurs throughout the story. It is a funny story about all of the dino's getting ready and going to their dinosaur stomp on a Saturday night. They sing and dance throughout the night and eventually get really tired and go to sleep. This book has great illustrations that are all really detailed and each time I read it, I notice a new thing in the illustrations.
  crdutton | Oct 19, 2009 |
Introduces the reader to various types of dinosaur as it tells the story of dinosaurs getting ready and getting together for one big party ( )
  ForrestFamily | Nov 18, 2008 |
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Carol Diggory Shieldsprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nash, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Alex and Sam, with love -C.D.S.
To Sarah, Timmy, Allison, harlie, and Nancy -S.N.
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Word went out 'cross the prehistoric slime: "Hey, dinosaurs, it's rock 'n' roll time!"
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"Doo-bop-a-loo-bop!" In this rollicking romp through a prehistoric weekend, dinosaurs frolic and caper the night away. After some initial early evening shuffling shyness, these party animals are ready to get down, doing the Triassic Twist and the Brontosaurus Bump, the Raptor Rap and Jurassic Jump. With all this rhythm and rhyme, it's no wonder romance is soon afoot: "Tarchia winked at a stegosaur she liked. They danced together, spike to spike." This outrageous book provides a much more appealing theory behind the disappearance of dinosaurs, and hints at the possibility of another Dinosaur Stomp someday in the future. Scott Nash's wonderfully friendly bopping beasts radiate a contagious exuberance with their smiling, simple faces and bright colors and patterns. Carol Diggory Shields couldn't have found a better match for her rocking, rolling, twirling, tromping, "scientifically accurate (more or less)" dinosaurs. A guaranteed favorite that will have young children gleefully chanting "Boomalacka boomalacka! Whack! Whack! WHACK!" (Click to see a sample spread. Text ©1997 by Carol Diggery Shields. Illustrations ©1997 by Scott Nash. Permission by Candlewick Press.) (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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When it's rock 'n' roll time during the prehistoric era, many different kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist, twirl, and tromp at a Saturday night party.

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