Monday, April 29, 2019

"What's Wrong? In Dinosaur Times - a bookwrap

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Authored by Cathrine Veitch
Illustrated by Fermin Solis

* Age range:  5-6
* Grade Level:  K-2
* Series:  What's Wrong? 
* Hardcover:  24 pages
* Publisher:  QEB Publishing
* Pub. Date:  April 16, 2019
* Language:  English

Unwrapping some illustrations for you to peek at

Hi, we’re Leah and Eddie! Join us as we travel back in time and discover all sorts of interesting creatures in dinosaur times.
But watch out! In each scene there are five out-of-place things. Can you find them all? Look carefully, as some are hard to spot.
Turn to the back of the book for handy explanations about what’s wrong, as well as a strange but true! fact per scene—these might seem wrong, but they’re actually right!

PSST! Dinosaurs lived a LONG time ago. When you see MYA next to a date, this means million years ago.

The land changed a lot in dinosaur times as fiery volcanoes blasted out scalding ash, gas, and rocks over it. Run for cover! Can you spot five things that are wrong or don’t belong here?

My Take

This is a fun activity book that will have kids engaged as they try to find the mistakes that are embedded in nine Mesozoic scenes.  Two friendly guides give clues and there are 5 anomalies to discover per scene.  

The illustrations are bright, busy and cartoonish in nature.  They are very kid-friendly and kids will giggle as they see dinosaurs wearing headphones, reading books and showing off their sharp, pearly whites, just to cite a few.  Kids love dinosaur themes and hunting for hidden objects so I know this book will be a fun read and engagement for them.  The book will entertain as well as develop their cognitive skills and their spatial awareness also.   The introduction paragraph regarding each new section is a nice segue into a new adventure.  Recommended but not enthusiastically.  

Storywraps Rating - 3 ++ HUGS!!!

Meet the author and illustrator

About the Author

Catherine Veitch trained as an infant primary teacher before working as an editor and writer for twenty years in children's magazines and books. Today, when she's not walking her Sheltie dog, Arthur, Catherine enjoys writing and creating content for children's story, puzzle, activity and early learning books. 

About the Illustrator

Fermin Solis is a freelance illustrator based in Spain. He is a self-taught artist who gains inspiration from cartoonists and illustrators from the 1950's. In 2012, Fermin received the ‘Premio Extremno del Ano' award for his artwork. During his spare time, Fermin likes to the play the guitar and ukulele and spend time with his children.

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