Did you ever wonder how dinosaurs went extinct? Well in How Dinosaurs Went Extinct: A Safety Guide you will learn all the horrible things they did (or did not do) that made them go kaput! Like picking their nose and eating the boogie. Like never changing their underwear. They went extinct because they were not looking both ways. They liked butting things with their heads and not wearing helmets. And they never cleaned their rooms, so they got squished!
Wait? You mean that is not what happened? Well, I am going to say that the dad in this story seems like a smart guy and that is what he said happened. And Ame Dykman’s text has illustrations that tell us that is what did happen. And I know Ame would never lie to me (she has very trustworthy pink hair, just like the mom in the story) so I cannot imagine that illustrator Jennifer Harney would lie to me/us either!
In all seriousness, this is a whale (or dinosaur) of a tale by Ame Dyckman. So, in other words, right up her alley of fun, goofy, and a good time storybook. It tells you the different dinosaurs (with a pronunciation guide) and a big, ol’ loveable, hairy dad telling the wild child of his how dinosaurs had to learn their lessons the hard way. The mom is not on board (at first) but she comes around to the tall tale eventually. And the day at the museum is fun for all.
This is an anytime story, great for kids to learn about names of dinosaurs and a few dos and don’ts about being a mannerly, good, clean, person. The artwork is just a silly and goofy, and has a few hidden gems (like why you should not swallow gum) in simple, slightly detailed illustrations.