Dino Doo Dah

Dino Rhymes For Modern Times

Children - Picture Book
30 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2023
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Reviewed by Kathy Golden for Readers' Favorite

Dino Doo Dah: A Dinosaur Book of Silly Dino Rhymes for Modern Dino Times by Rod Chay is an entertaining book for dinosaur lovers of all ages. The illustrations by Leysan Sovetnikova are clean and refreshing. I enjoyed the wide-openness of each of the drawings. They make you feel that you are right there in that time of lush greenery when dinosaurs walked the earth. Bold and wonderfully colored pictures of the dinosaurs also create the feeling of watching a live cartoon.

Each page features a different dinosaur. On the left side of the page, along with the creature’s name, is an interesting fact or tidbit about it along with the first half of the rhyme just for this species. Then, on the right side, you are transported into modern times. It’s great the way the scenery changes to present-day and the dinosaur in question is depicted as this totally cool dino, with all its modern bells and whistles. Add to that, the second part of the rhyme is completed.

The setup in Rod Chay’s Dino Doo Dah is ingenious. The best part is that both the past and the present texts and the rhymes all work together as tools to help children who love dinosaurs easily learn and memorize more about them. The shifts, from past to present, also help children to see the two time periods side by side. The background changes from one era to the other are done in a way so that children can easily play a game of seeking out the differences from one era to the next. Thank you, Rod Chay, for your fun and educational dinosaur book.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Dino Doo Dah: Dino Rhymes for Modern Times by Rod Chay is a picture book with illustrations by Leysan Sovetnikova. This is a storybook with rhymes about dinosaurs that are designed to encourage creativity and imagination. Each page features a rhyme about a particular dinosaur and its characteristics, with another about what they might do in terms of modern life activities. It is highly informative and a good combination of entertainment and education. This book is perfect for young children who want to learn while enjoying themselves and using their imagination to bring dinosaurs back to life.

Dino Doo Dah by Rod Chay is a fun book for children and the illustrations are fantastic. The two rhymes have an educational theme but also place the dinosaur in a modern setting. It is a wonderful book that provides a good example of old meeting new. The illustrations bring the story to life and make it easy for children to imagine the dinosaurs in both their natural habitat and the world we know today. It’s the kind of book that brings out their creative side, and it could help them make up rhymes of their own about the dinosaurs. There is no limit to where their imaginations could take them. This is a well-written enjoyable story that should be included in schools. It will help children learn and is one book they will want to read again.

Philip Van Heusen

How many different types of dinosaurs do you know? After your child reads Dino Doo Dah: Dino Rhymes for Modern Times by Rod Chay, they will have more knowledge of dinosaurs learned in a fun manner. Do you know the difference between a Monoclonius and a Triceratops? How big are the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex? What type of armor does the Ankylosaurus have? These and other fun facts are presented in this book. Each type of dinosaur is given its own page. The facts are scientifically correct, and the rhymes are fun. Have you ever seen a Pterodactyl play a guitar? In this book, you will. This book helps bring your child’s imagination to life, and I recommend it for young children.

Rod Chay presents various dinosaurs in a fun way using rhymes. Dino Doo Dah is a great book introducing your child to the wonderful world of prehistoric dinosaurs. Rod mixes science with fun. Your child is sure to be delighted with the illustrations. As they read this book—or better yet, read it with you—they will grow in their knowledge of dinosaurs as they laugh at the silly things the dinos do. Rod tells an interesting fact about each dinosaur and follows with them doing something ridiculous. As your child reads this book, they will be filled with laughter and knowledge. I am sure your child will need help with the names of the dinosaurs. Teaching them word pronunciation is a great parent/child bonding experience.

Emma Megan

Dino Doo Dah: Dino Rhymes for Modern Times is an interesting and wonderful children's book. It teaches young readers about the lives of the prehistoric creatures that we call dinosaurs. Rod Chay uses amusing and silly rhymes to show children that dinosaurs were fascinating creatures and not as scary as we thought they were. This book introduces children to different types of dinosaurs. There was Triceratops with three horns on its head, Monoclonius with one horn, and Tyrannosaurus Rex with teeth the size of bananas. Stegosaurus had a walnut-sized brain, and there were many others with unique features. Yet they all had something in common: they loved to party and engage in entertaining adventures. This delightful book encourages children to use their imaginations to bring dinosaurs back to life anytime they want.

Dino Doo Dah invites all curious young readers to travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs and observe how dinosaurs loved to have fun. By adding a modern touch, this book will capture the imaginations of children of all ages. It's both cute and amazing. It contains lively, gorgeous illustrations packed with funny, clever rhymes. Each page shows these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment and fosters a love for exploration. Most importantly, it teaches children about the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago in a way that will keep them engaged. This book is sure to delight all the little dinosaur lovers in your life. Rod Chay brings the dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures to life to teach you how to enjoy life like them.

Pikasho Deka

Dinosaurs have a habit of making your imagination run wild, especially if you're a kid. Imagine animals as big as your house or even bigger roaming all over Earth. Learn more about these majestic animals with some catchy rhymes and gorgeous illustrations in Dino Doo Dah. Written by Rod Chay and illustrated by Leysan Sovetnikova, the book shows you many different kinds of dinosaurs in their natural habitat with interesting titbits on each attribute that made them unique. Did you know that Triceratops was named as such because they had three horns on their head? Or how Tyrannosaurus had teeth the size of bananas? Or that Stegosaurus had walnut-sized brains even though they were physically bigger than the mammals inhibiting Earth now?

Find out more about these extraordinary lizards in Dino Doo Dah. Author Rod Chay brings a fun little twist to the pages by adding pictures of dinosaurs in the modern age side by side with their snippets. Chay's rhyming verses keep playing in your head long after you've finished reading the book. Illustrator Leysan Sovetnikova's intricately-drawn pictures allow you to grasp the size and scope of these wonderful prehistoric creatures who used to be the biggest and worst species on this planet at one point in history. The book will spark your imagination and make you want to know about dinosaurs. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and if you love to read about dinosaurs, this one will be right up your alley.