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Name That Dinosaur: A Puzzle Adventure    by Amelia Edwards & Martina Jirankova-Limbrick order for
Name That Dinosaur
by Amelia Edwards
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

If there's a child in your household who loves dinosaurs, this is a book that quickly will become an all-time favorite in the youngster's library. The reader is invited to accompany a little red haired girl named Abba on her quest to discover the names of the dinosaurs that appear on a poster her father has given her. Her journey will take Abba to the library, a Dino-maze-Park, and the Dinomore Museum.

Along the way the reader will be asked questions that will challenge him or her to locate dinosaurs concealed in the book's illustrations. There are also puzzles to solve, matching pictures to locate and an amazing maze to maneuver through.

When you take off the book's cover and unfold it, you'll discover a huge poster on the reverse side. The reader will be instructed where to place sixteen stickers (that come with the book) on the poster that also includes rhymes and dino facts.

The questions worked into the story range from 'Do you see the Diplodocus on Hattah's shelf?' and 'Can you find the dinosaur Mr. Lion shows Abba on your poster?' to 'Can you match the Giganotosaurus to the one on your poster?'

A clever activity book, this volume invites children four years of age and older to not just passively read about dinosaurs. Using their poster, the youngsters become part of the story and must assist Abba on her adventure. When finished, the poster can stay with the book or become a bedroom wall decoration.

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