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There Was an Old Scientist Who Swallowed a Dinosaur! (There Was an Old…

by Lucille Colandro

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The Old Scientist swallowed a dinosaur, a fern, a rock, a pick, a dustpan, a sifting screen, a pen, and a magnifying glass. I wonder why she swallowed all those things? What will she do after she swallows them?

Young readers discover the world of the dinosaurs as well as the process of exploring to learn about paleontology and the past in this uproarious take on “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

The clever rhyming text introduces young readers to the tools scientists use to find and study fossils and, at the same time, keeps the funny story moving along toward the end of the book where the young reader will find a description and an explanation for each of the scientist’s tools. In addition, a fun hunt-and-find puzzle will take the young reader back through the pages of this hilarious story.

Adults may disagree with the targeted age group for this book: ages baby through three years, grade level two [years] through preschool. This makes little or no sense; primary grade readers, ages five through eight, grades kindergarten through third, are more likely to recognize the humor in the text, to understand the fossil hunting aspect of the story, and to share an interest in dinosaurs.

Highly recommended, especially for dinosaur aficionados. ( )
  jfe16 | Nov 4, 2021 |
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