Sunday, July 7, 2013

PBS Dinosaur Train Book Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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The Jim Henson Company and Random House Children’s Books are celebrating Dinosaur Train’s "Dinosaurs A-Z" programming special on PBS KIDS on July 8 and July 9. The "Dinosaurs A-Z" special is being aired as part of PBS KIDS’ summer learning initiative, which provides families with a variety of free and educational resources to encourage young learners to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation. Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. This exciting initiative kicked off on June 3, and features 10-weeks of programming and partnership activities designed to inspire kids 2-8 to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation!

The "Dinosaurs A-Z" programming special airing on July 8 and July 9 encourages kids to practice the alphabet while learning about the diversity of dinosaurs. 
If you have never checked out the show Dinosaur Train with your kids than you are definitely missing out! It is a cute show about some super adorable dinosaurs. A little T-Rex named Buddy and his Pteranodon family that adopted him take the train to have adventures! Also, beware the super catchy theme song as it has been known to get stuck in my head on more than one occasion!



Airing on July 8 (Check your local TV listings for specific times)

Part One: Dinosaurs A to Z The Big Idea
Part Two: Spread the Word

Airing on July 9 (Check your local TV listings for specific times)

Part Three: Dinosaurs A to Z Classification
Part Four: Dinosaurs A to Z Picnic

These fun episodes begin aboard the Dinosaur Train where Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don, help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. When all 26 dinosaurs finally come on board, the Train has more extra cars than ever before and they need an additional engine to help pull it! Once they arrive at Troodon Town for the picnic, Tiny leads the 26 different "A to Z" dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song! 

Dinosaurs A to Z 
by Andrea Posner-Sanchez 
and illustrated by Terry Izumi
Ages 3-5
30 pages 
Meet 26 dinosaurs—one for each letter of the alphabet—in this Dinosaur Train™ alphabet book where Buddy, Mr. Conductor, and the other Dinosaur Train™ characters from the hit PBS KIDS animated series introduce dinosaurs from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus! Young paleontologists-in-training will love learning cool facts about 26 amazing dinosaurs.


I have always loved dinosaurs and I hope to pass on my love of dinosaurs to my 2 girls. Dinosaurs A to Z is an especially fun dinosaur book because the big board book style pages are nice and colorful and full of fun information but it also includes all our favorite Dinosaur Train characters! My favorite little factoid on each page would definitely have to be the map at the bottom that highlights the region that particular dinosaur has been thought to live. My 20 month old loves this as much as my 4 year old. A really awesome book!
 

You can enjoy the Dinosaurs A to Z theme song, with over 2 million views to date, here

And use the song sheet for some helpful dinosaur name pronunciation, available here

 

Connect: 

You can connect with PBS Kids on Facebook and/or @pbskids on twitter

You can connect with Dinosaur Train on Facebook.

You can connect with The Jim Henson Company on Facebook and/or @hensonparents on twitter.


You can connect with Random House Children's Books on Facebook and/or @randomhousekids on twitter.


Buy It! 

Available wherever books are sold! SRP $11.99

The Giveaway: 

How would you like to win the children's book Dinosaurs A to Z? I have one to give away to one lucky contestant! To enter the giveaway please follow all of the directions below! If you don't follow the rules, you can't win!


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59 comments:

  1. I would share these with my hubby

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  2. I would share the Pirate Booty with my family.

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  3. I will be sharing them with my husband.

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  4. Would love this for our soon to be foster/adoptive children!

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  5. This would be for my little grandson who loves Dinosaur Train!

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  6. i would share this with my nieces

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  7. I do a co-op preschool with other moms and we'd share this with all the kiddos!!

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  8. I do a co-op preschool with other moms and we'd share these with all of our kiddos!

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  9. will be sharing w/ my nephew

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  10. I would share with the kids at my not for profit daycare I work at

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  11. I will share it with my little grandson. He loves for me to read to him.

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  12. I would share this book with my grandson.

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  13. I will be sharing this book with my son.

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  14. I would be sharing with my daughter!

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  15. I would be sharing with my daughter!

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  16. this book would be for both my son and daughter, theywould both enjoy it!

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  17. I would share this with my Great Nephew :)

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  18. I will be sharing this with my preschool class.

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  19. I will be sharing this with my son!
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  20. I would share this with my daughter.

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  21. I would be sharing this with my son. He would love it!

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  22. i will share this with the kid i baby sit

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  23. I will share it with my grandson
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  24. This would be for my daughter.

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  25. I would share this with my two sons.

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  26. I would be sharing this book with my niece and nephew. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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  27. I would Share with my grandson who loves Dinosaurs
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  28. I'd share it with my little cousins.
    Michelle Tucker

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  29. I would give this to my 3 year old niece and 4 year old nephew

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  30. With my cousin!

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  31. I would share this book with my son and daughter

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  32. With my son. Thanks!

    Caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  33. This will be for my son. He will love it!

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  34. I will share this book with my little girl. She loves Dinosaur Train!

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  35. I would share it with my daughter!

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  36. This would be for Josie!

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  37. I would share with my son
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  38. I would give this to a friends child

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  39. I would share the book with my grandson because he loves Dinosaur's
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  40. I will be sharing with with my three kids

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  41. my nephew!

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