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Read Õ The Mine-O-Saur 102 ä A group of dinosaurs is playing in the school yard when the Mine o saur arrives He snatches all the toys grabs all the snacks and hoards the blocks Soon enough no one wants to play with him What will it take for the Mine o saur to realize that what he really wants are friends Full colorWhat will it take for the Mine o saur to realize that what he really wants are friends Full col. It is kind of sad but then it gets happy I know it to easy but I like it

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A group of dinosaurs is playing in the school yard when the Mine o saur arrives He snatches all. Books with a message are the most frightening kind of picture book on the planet They can go real bad real preachy and real ugly real fast Self published authors love `em So too do new parents with unshakable beliefs in bibliotherapy And as a children's librarian it is my job to wade through the lot of them to find the ones that are the best When a parent walks up to you and says I want a picture book about sharing you know that the clock is ticking and that you need to rustle up the goods right uick or they're going to be convinced that you don't know your Kellogg from your Kuskin Well ladies and gentlemen I have excellent news Ms Bardhan uallen I just like writing her name and Mr Clark have leapt above the double threat of lesson rhymes to create a book that pans scans looks great and tells its message in a manner pleasing to eye and ear Plus it's got dinos Everybody likes dinosThere are dinosaurs and then there's the mine o saur When all the other dinos are playing happily in the yard this fellow bursts onto the scene with his signature cry of MINE MINE MINE Of course that makes him late for the school's snack time and when he sees all the other dinos in class chowing down his recklessness comes out and everyone's food is ruined That in turn means cleaning up during recess of course and when he finally comes out and sees the others kids building with blocks well you can guess what happens The end result is one lonely mine o saur and a bunch of fellows who refuse to play with him Seeing the error of his ways he makes amends gives back everything he has taken sans the devoured food thankfully and all is forgiven at the endRhymes that don't scan drive me batty They make the hairs on the back of my neck rise up and scream for mercy With relief I found then that these rhymes scan just fine The author doesn't bend over backwards to force extra syllables into a single sentence Readers won't find themselves reading and rereading passages silently before doing a storytime with this book The hard part has been done for you Now the author DID make a choice to alternate the rhyming sections with non rhyming ones which is risky That move could have backfired big time so it's remarkable that Bardhan uallen pulled it off as well as she did In these sections when the mine o saur sees something he wants the words chant off the litany of his crimes until at long last his desire has been satiated and has waned There's a bit of the old How the Grinch Stole Christmas to the mine o saur's realization that the other dinos don't need toys to be happySometimes a book with dinos will attempt the difficult double duty sueeze They'll have the informative lesson and then bend over backwards to ALSO include factual dino information This is a move that should only be attempted by the most skillful of authorillustrators Jane Yolen and Mark Teague probably have done it the best with their How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight series In those books the names of each individual dino is subtly written on the periphery of his or her character Bardhan uallen could have gone this route as well and in a way she does Dinos don't have names like Bobby or Susie but are named by species Mrs Raptor or Apatosaurus No additional information on what they might eat at snack time just scones strudel bread and butter tarts here or the like In a way it seems like a pity to pass up this chance but the advantage to this is that the author doesn't have to bother keeping things strictly accurate In return she then gets to pair a bunch of rhyming names together For example Iguanodon rhymes with Pteranodon and everyone is happyIt's a fun one You may prefer your Yolen or other dino tales for the basic manners of life but when it comes to sharing books The Mine o saur ain't half bad It risks a couple genres and comes out tops Worth a gander at any rate

Characters The Mine-O-Saur

The Mine O SaurThe toys grabs all the snacks and hoards the blocks Soon enough no one wants to play with him. This book is a fun and exciting way to explore different emotions that one may experience Children are able to relate to the concept in this book due to the main setting which takes place in a school with peers This book would be good to introduce in large group in the beginning of the year to create some problem solving skills and create some classroom rules as a whole