The Impatient Dinosaur
Children's Books About Emotions & Feelings, Kids Ages 3 5, Preschool, Kindergarten)
by Sarah Read, Michael D. Gordon
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 18 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 8 Nov 2020
Why is waiting so hard for dinosaurs?
The Little Dino has no patience. He wants what he wants when he wants it. If his parents say, "in a minute," he reacts as if they have said "in a year".
This cute and funny story help kids discover that some things are worth the wait.
*It is OK to be frustrated when you have to wait
*Learn how to recognize the needs of others
*Helping your child learn self-control and practice waiting
*Making choices and understand consequences
*Waiting can also be a lot of fun
This story is geared to kids ages 3-5. Perfect for boys, girls, preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers.
***** This book is amazing for preschoolers! Really interactive! - Cindy
***** My 3yr old son enjoys this book. It teaches a lesson on how to be patient. - Stephanie
***** Easy, quick read, but entertaining and a cute message. - Sara
***** I love his story! This is the perfect book about emotions and feelings. - Julia
Average rating from 55 members
Thank you for the opportunity to review this children’s book. Basically, this book is about patience. The kiddo gets a little impatient waiting all day for his special time. It’s a pretty cute illustrated book, the storyline is standard. It is a book that aims to help kids understand emotions. It’s normal to get impatient but not normal to have outbursts etc. I think the last few black and white pages might be coloring pages? That’s pretty cool if so!
I attempted to read this on two different devices but the doc showed up completely blank on every page.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for kindly providing me with a digital copy of this book for review. This was a great little story to read to my youngest son as his birthday is coming up in the next week and he has been getting very overexcited and inpatient waiting for it. He is also autistic and dinosaurs are his special interest so I couldn’t pick a better character to try and teach him the lesson of patience. Fun rhyming couplets and bright simple pictures. Nice little book.
Danny the dino is one impatient dude. His mom and dad help him navigate his feelings and emotions on impatience and help teach him how being patient can pay off in the end. On my website, I feature Mommy & Me reviews where I read books to my 4 year old daughter and then we chat about them afterwards. In these reviews, I give my take on the book as a parent and I write down everything that my daughter had to say about it. Mommy Review: I like how this story helped call attention the feelings associated with impatience. For example, when Danny is in line at the grocery store and says, “But my tummy feels knotted” and “my face feels red” and his mother consoles him by explaining he’s upset and to breathe and it will pass. Another great example is when the dino family is in the car and Danny is getting anxious about being in the car for a long time and says, “I’m fed up and feel really mad” and the dad explains that he has to have patience and that traffic won’t last long. His mom distracts him by giving him something to look forward to (his birthday present). These are all great ways to teach young ones to recognize feelings associated with impatience and how to manage it. I only wish we could have found out what Danny’s birthday present was, talk about a cliffhanger! :) Kiddo Review: Kid - “I like that book!” Me - “Oh yeah? Me too. What did you like about it?” Kid - *Flips to sitting in the car page* “I liked this part because Danny looks funny. Me - “Yeah he kind of does. He looks really frustrated, right?” Kid - “Yeah” Me - “What do you think this story is trying to teach?” Kid - “Umm...I think it’s talking about how to be patient.” Me - “That’s right! Do you think Danny learned his lesson?” Kid - “Probably not.” Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for providing me a digital copy of this book for a review.
This dinosaur just loves to teach things to my children :) I love how this story taught about day to day frustrations and how to deal with them. A lesson that every child (and some adults) need.
I saw this book and downloaded it right away to read to my three year old, we are having major troubles with this right now. She really enjoyed both the story and the pictures. I liked that it had a good lesson and also explained the feelings that the dinosaur was feeling. It did a good job at describing what being upset and impatient feels like in both your mind and your body as well as some tips to help calm down. I'm not sure if it will make her more patient, but I like that it is helping her to label and understand her feelings.
"The Impatient Dinosaur" was the perfect book for my impatient preschooler! The illustrations were cute and I love how this story taught about day to day frustrations and how to deal with them. I will be recommending this one to my friends who also have small children. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Excellent story book, a perfect emergent read that fosters discussion. I tried it out on my Grandson and he loved it. The rest of the day he was telling me how he felt just the like dino character. Perfect Christmas present for sure!
This story was really cute and will probably help kids to feel seen when they feel like Danny the Dinosaur did. I didn't see any illustrations however, which I'll notify the publisher of as well.
This was a wonderful book for my impatient little boy! I especially appreciated how the author points out that Danny is a good guy. Too many times we look at certain character traits as if those traits make a child “bad.” As I tell my kids, “you aren’t bad, but sometimes your decisions or behavior is bad.”
Oh dear the difficulties we have being patient and learning to wait our turn or for a special event. As we get older we learn the social norms and rules for turn taking or driving - The Highway Code. For children time is compressed and now is the reality for them. As Veruca Salt said: “I want it now.” Sarah Read has produced a series of books addressing such issues and hard to pin down emotions. In The Impatient Dinosaur, Danny the little Dino finds situations were frustration gets the better of him as he has to side in line or the queue to do down. I again liked the simple words and bright engaging illustrations which enhance these stories. It is a good lesson to share and in highlighting special times like birthday surprises our pre-school children can see the benefit of waiting at times. The railways learned that passengers were most angered by late trains in the not knowing aspect. When the announcer says the train is running late due to a points failure the wait is no less frustrating but can be processed and understood better. This is a skill children can only learn if we explain events better and show that waiting time can still be worthwhile and filled with positive activities. These books are not the answer in themselves but can be the means for sharing difficult concepts and turning our conversations with our kids into fun.
This is a really cute and engaging story with a lesson on patience. I like that there is a rhyming structure, though some of the sentences did feel difficult to read. It was a fun and quick read, that captured my three and four year old's attention for the entirety of the story.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review. This is an adorable little book, which is so integral and important for children to help with their own personal development at a very young age, whilst also telling a cute tale to go alongside.
I read The Impatient Dinosaur with my 4 year old son and we both loved it. The story flowed well and it was beautifully illustrated. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my ARC.
I loved this book! I have my only little impatient dinosaur at home, and as we read through the book it brought up new "names" for emotions he feels and helped him discover ways to explain them himself. The different scenarios throughout show varied ways to distract, or reward patience, which is great for children to learn. The illustrations were very well done, I love this artists style and have read another book by this author & illustrator. I can't fault it, we enjoyed it and it would be great for teaching children at home to understand patience.
The rhyming was a little clunky but the message was sound. Little ones don’t always have the most patience. It is a good book for kids that “just can’t wait”. It also isn’t the best message that if you have patience, you will get a great surprise but it was a fun book with enjoyable illustrations. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the DRC.
This is a lovely book, we read it with two children and they loved it too! What we loved most about this book that's it was teaching our children to be patient through one of their fave animal characters. The layout of this book is a mix and it's very easy, they were able to flick through, there was lots of discussion between pictures and writing and and it's made it easy for the children ask questions. There are some parts in this book, I really liked, especially how Danny the dinosaur calls on his thoughts and feelings as far as impatience makes him feel, I really loved that he was able to connect with that. There are lots of parts like this in the book and I love that as they're great ways of teaching children how to recognise their feelings and also deal with them. I really love the writing, how it explains so easily the importance of being patient and the consequences of impatience, a good lesson for all kids think. I am really loving this author and will be looking for more of her work in the future.
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I received this Arc from Netgalley for my honest opinion. The reviews are my own. This is an excellent story. My three years olds loved it. The pictures were amazing and the story well written. I highly recommend this book.
A very cute story with excellent illustrations! The Impatient Dinosaur was a refreshing and fun read!
Cute story. Great message. Lovely illustrations. My kids enjoyed it as well. Would consider more from this author.
I read The Impatient Dinosaur with my 3 and 5 year old nephews and we all loved it. The story flowed well and it was beautifully illustrated. I feel that maybe even older children can benefit from the message here in this book. The main topic of the book is about our emotions and feelings. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Little Danny throws a tantrum whenever things don’t go in his favor. He gets angry when he doesn’t get his own way. His parents are very patient with him, they always know how to calm him down. A fun and educative book for young readers
Danny the Dinosaur is so impatient. He gets frustrated and angry at having to wait. His mother tells him to breathe and that he has to wait. Then his birthday is approaching, he's impatient at first but waits until his big day. When he gets his surprise of family and friends, he realizes it was worth waiting for. It was the best birthday ever. A great learning story for children about patience.
Danny the Dinosaur is learning another important social skill in this book. He has to learn that he can't have everything right when he wants it. Again, mom and dad are able to give him tools to help him learn to control his emotions. Without a doubt, this was an easy 5 star review! I was given the opportunity to read this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.