Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dinosaur Vs. Mommy by Bob Shea / Book Review

Written & Illustrated By: Bob Shea
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: March 3, 2015
Series: Dinosaur vs 
Ages: toddler & up
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* I received this book from the publisher to review, in exchange for my honest review

Dinosaur is spending the day with Mommy. ROAR! He helps her wake up, go shopping, sort laundry, and more--his way, that is. By bedtime, it looks like Mommy is down for the count. Is one little red dinosaur just too much for her, or will Mommy win? Chock full of the bold graphics and exuberance that has made the Dinosaur vs. series so popular, this book will tickle toddlers and mommies on Mother's Day and every day thereafter.

Just in time for Mother's Day! For all the moms who have often times felt like it was them vs their kid(s), this may be the book for you, especially if you have a toddler. This little dinosaur is definitely winning the dinosaur vs mommy day. Little dinosaur seems to enjoy making messes and causing trouble as soon as his mom starts doing chores, and other things around their house. As quickly as his mom starts doing something, Dinosaur springs into action, making a mess, to flushing toys down the toilet, to fighting his mom when it's time to get ready for bed. While Dinosaur may have won the Dinosaur vs Mommy battles through out the day, I'd say that the end of the day Dinosaur vs Mommy battle was won by Mommy. Little Dinosaur has forgotten the secret weapon of his mommy's powerful hug, and snuggles that make him fall asleep. 

This wasn't my favorite Bob Shea book. However, I think some Mom's will enjoy a nice laugh while reading this book. While I may not have loved the story, I loved finding the unicorn picture in the book (pick up Bob's unicorn book to find out why). Over all, this may be a book moms will find more humorous than their kids. 

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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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