Dino Breaks The Rules
Children's Books, Emotions & Feelings, Kids ages 3 5, preschool
by Sarah Read, Michael D. Gordon
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Pub Date 19 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 8 Nov 2020
Why do dinosaurs need rules? Dinosaurs need rules to feel safe and secure.
* Rules prepare children for the real world.
*Teaching responsibility & values
* Learn about consequences of words, actions and choices
*Limits help kids manage rough emotions
This story is geared to kids ages 3-5, level 1. Perfect for boys, girls, preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers.
*****I liked it! Bought this book for my 5 year old son. - Sammy
***** Helps kids to understand how their actions affect other people around
*****Love this book for my 3 year old to talk about his feelings. - Kate
*****It was a gift for my grandson. He enjoyed it greatly. - Mary
Average rating from 51 members
The file on both Kindle & Netgalley shelf made the story very difficult to read, I don't believe it was formatted correctly. With that being said, the overall story line was a fun and learning opportunity for young kids. The book had colorful and relatable illustrations along with good lessons kids learn as they make mistakes. Thank you to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
such a beautiful little story about a guy named Dino who is a dinosaur who learns through his mistakes that he should learn to follow the rules because if he doesn't he can harm or be in the way of others.
I love it and I can't wait to read it to my children one day God Willing
I think that this was a wonderful book written about a dinosaur who seems to have impulse control issues, and seems to get upset and frustrated easily. I loved how the dinosaur didn't listen to the rules and encountered natural consequences. I think those consequences gave him pause and to really stop and think about what the correct actions should have been. I loved at the end how he seemed to be able to regulate himself and there was a great reward of sitting with his mother and spending quality time. Great book.
This is another great book by this author!
My daughter is three and she is going to be starting school next year.
She really does remind me of Dino at times so this was a book that really worked with her as she could understand what was going on and even said “oh no” a few times.
She liked the story and understood what was going on so it was a massive hit with both me and her, definitely a book I will be reading with her again!
I thought that the illustrations were lovely too and liked how Dino told his mummy all that he had learnt that week too so another plus for me – it is 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!
Dino Breaks the Rules is such a cute book that will teach your young ones some important life lessons. That there are rules for a reason. Rules are meant to keep them safe, such as no running in the store, and that littering can lead to injury.
I loved the illustrations and the dinosaur theme was just the cutest -- so colorful. I will need to add this book to my grandsons' shelf. I've rated this one five stars. A perfect book for pre-schoolers.
Cute book the dinosaur lover to teach children about consequences. This was perfect for my daughter! It caught her attention because of the drawings and colors.
An adorable story that lets children really see normal every day situations and how they perceive it vs how it seems to everyone else. Perfect for adding into a homeschool setting for just a little perspective while not seeming like a learning book.
A gorgeous book that explains why it's important to follow rules. Dino gets into a lot of trouble when he doesn't do as he's told but once he realises the consequences of not following the rules, he decides to do what he's told. This book is pitched exactly right for pre-school and nursery children. It gets its message across without being preachy.
My only problem with this book, is that it didn't download right and I couldn't read it. I did read another in the series though and it was wonderful. I would buy any book in this series. I tested the other out on my 2 year old grandson and he loved it!
This book didn't download correctly and I tried everything, so I had trouble reading it. That being said, the illustrations were really cute and from what I could tell it was overall a good story line. I like the message and I love the dinosaurs. Hard to honestly review with not being able to read the entire thing--but it looked like a good start!
"Dino Breaks the Rules" is a great book to help teach young children around pre-school age some valuable lessons. It helps children to understand that rules are there for a reason. As usual I loved the illustrations and the dinosaur theme was adorable.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
A cute, well illustrated story about following rules. This book is good for kindergarten or preschool aged kids. Super cute and easy to follow.
I have read a few of Sarah Read's books now and think they will be quite helpful when my son is older, he is still too young for them now. As in Sarah's previous books, the illustrations were well done. They are brightly colored, simple, and fun to look at.
The story itself reads and flows well. It is written in a way that a 3-5 year old would be able to understand, which is great given that is the age range she was aiming for. The story provides four examples of where Dino is not following the rules and a 5th example where he knows already what the rule is and follows it on his own.
The lesson that Sarah Read is trying to relay in the story is a great one. If you break a rule there are natural consequences that may occur. I feel like she did relay the message pretty well, however, I wasn't the biggest fan of the examples and how they were handled. For example, I didn't really like the way the Mom dino handled the first incident with Dino in the book. I would have liked it if she had also at least spoken to Dino's sister and asked if she was okay and explained a little bit more about the incident and why it was not good to run in the store. I felt that she was too focused on how the sister could have been hurt and the clean-up of the mess.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I just didn't really find the examples to be the greatest. I did really love the illustrations though and the lesson that Sarah Read was trying to relay I feel like she gets through to the reader.
*As a note: the books were very hard to read on a digital platform as they don't appear to have been adapted to be compatible with Kindle or NetGalley's shelf. So it was a bit difficult to read this book but it was worth it.
<i>Dino Breaks the Rules</i> is part of a series of books that provide a conversation starter on tougher feelings our little kids begin to become aware of. In this story, the young Dino doesn't think he should have to follow any rules. We see several cause-and-effect scenarios where Dino makes a conscious decision to rebuke a rule and then quickly see an example of the effect that decision can have on others or himself.
The book says it's marketed to 3-5 year old kids but I would push up a year to 4-6 year old instead. While the average 3 year old may love the bright fun illustrations, I'm not sure they should be the target audience for the message. At 3 years old, the child's brain is still developing the ability to even understand cause-and-effect. That's just my opinion though and I would still recommend it to anyone with kids under 6.
The ending is what sets this book apart. I enjoyed that it wrapped up with showing Dino and his Mom reflecting because that is such an important part of kids learning.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The story was easy to follow, descriptive without being overly wordy for the age group, appealing illustrations, and a gentle approach to why we follow certain rules and boundaries. The last page illustration (The End) is so cute that I would buy a print copy of it to hang in the room, it's quite adorable.
<b>My Observant Rule-Following 4.5 year old's opinion:</b> <i>Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book, I really liked it a lot.</i> When asked if there was anything she didn't enjoy about it she said, "<i>I don't like that the words and pictures don't match in the grocery store. It says Dino got a blue cart but the picture is dark purple. The sister got pink cart but it's also purple. Why is that?</i>. She said she would not want to read it again but that she was glad the Dino started following rules. Her final qualm was that when Dino slipped on a banana peel he said, "I should teach my friends that littering is bad." her immediate retort was, "<i>well he should probably teach himself that first, he littered too!</i>. "
My rating: ★★★★☆
My child's rating: (✿◠‿◠)
<i>Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and BooksGoSocial for providing us with a free digital copy in exchange for our honest review and opinion</i>
Dino Breaks The Rules is a lovely story which both myself and my 4 year old son enjoyed. It was a little difficult to read on the NetGalley App but we still understood the story and the illustrations were beautiful.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my ARC.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read "Dino Breaks The Rules" in exchange for my honest review.
I feel that this book is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, caregivers - Everyone that is involved in educating our children. This book is aimed at children in the ages 3 to 5 category or preschoolers. However I feel that even older children and even adults can benefit from the core values in this book.
This book shows children a lesson - that we all children and adults alike - have rules that we need to follow and that sometimes not following rules will have consequences for everyone. How rules in our everyday lives are usually there to keep us safe.
Parents and educators through a tool like this book can encourage children to explain and express how they are feeling, why they might feel that rules should not be followed. It could even encourage a conversation about how they might change the rules. There are endless possibilities and the most important part is instilling in children the knowledge that they can always talk to a trusted adult about how they are feeling.
I think the illustrator of this book did a fantastic job creating the characters. The pictures are all colourful, engaging and the Dinosaur is simply adorable. I think children will sit and pay attention because children love bright colours and characters that appeal to them like dinosaurs.
I think Ms. Read did an exceptional job writing this book and I absolutely encourage anyone that is involved with children and educating them to use this book as the wonderful tool that it can be to start a conversation with children and encourage them to keep talking.
Voicing what most reviews have said so far - used Kindle & Netgalley's own Shelf app & this book isn't downloading correctly.
My three year old still enjoyed the dinosaurs (her absolute fave right now!) and the bright, bold colors that were a lot of fun. Giving it 4 stars, because other books by this author have been amazing, so I'm sure this one is as well - I just can't commit to more when I can only see a portion of the book.
This was a wonderful kids book with great meaning and the pages were beautifully illustrated.
Thank you netgalley
The perfect aged book for my oldest, this book engaged his attention right away. The colours are vibrant, with each character having their own distinctive colour set, and the dinosaur character attracted his attention right away. The main character is fun to look at and there was enough to make my son interested in what he was doing (the build up to going out, etc.) that by the time it came to the lesson to abide by the rules he really cared about the character and what was happening with him. It allowed for a chat about how we felt about Dino breaking the rules and how what do impacts on others.
A lovely book which he wanted to read again and again.
I loved this little story and how it teaches the kids a lesson on behavior and how to act after not behaving. I like how the pictures show the little dino acting out in the grocery store and how the sister was well behaved. This story was adorable and it is something I will love to purchase for the library. I believe this is a great story lesson for how to behave in the different areas of life.
This is a good children's book about a little dinosaur who finds it hard to pay attention and he is impulsive, so he does things which break rules, without meaning to. He then has to learn how to be more calm and how to concentrate and think about people's feelings, so that he can stop breaking rules. The pictures in the book are very bright and colourful and the dinosaur is cute, so my daughter enjoyed this book.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Cute story. Great message. Lovely illustrations. My kids enjoyed it as well. Would consider more from this author.
I loved this little story and how it teaches children lessons on behavior and how to act after not behaving. I am drawn how the pictures show little dino acting up in the supermarket and how the sister was well behaved. This book was adorable and it is totally something I will love to purchase for my young nephews. I believe this is a great story lesson for how to behave in the different areas of life and great to educated on right and wrongs. Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the arc copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is a totally cool book about a dinosaur called Dino who is very impulsive, busy not paying attention and is about to learn about the consequences and rules.
That there are rules for a reason and we follow them to stay safe and secure, I love the way this was put out there for the kids, it's okay to keep repeating yourself but when it comes to kids it's great when someone else says it, it's like your words are backed up so they must be gospel!
This book is aimed at 3-5 year olds and is a great way to explain to them all the things that are designed to keep them safe without lecturing them, putting in a book about a cute dinosaur with great flow, good writing and lovely illustrations really helped my two and created a lot of chatter.
With thanks to netgalley and publishers for this delightful book in an exchange for an honest review, Sarah Read is becoming a fast favourite for both me and the kids and I'm keeping my eyes peeled for more of her work, 10 out of 1o from me. 5 stars all the way
This book is geared towards 3-5 year olds. This is a story about rules and how they are needed to feel safe and secure. The art is adorable. There are several different examples of actions and how they led to consequences. It is meant for younger kids and the stories are all really short which will help them remember the actions and directly connect them to consequences. It could be a really good conversation starter between parents and little ones.
Feedback for Dino Breaks The Rules. Lovely cute fun kids book. Nice story and sweet illustrations. Recommend
Little Dino needed a lesson on how to behave, but most of all, how to listen. Rules were a bother to him they obstructed him from having fun, he thought, so of course, he ignored the rules and did whatever he wanted. His little accident was an eye-opener about the rules and why they must be followed. A lovely book for young readers teaching them about following the rules as they have fun reading.
Dino is at it again. He has to learn a few things about how his actions can have an affect on others around him.
Although this is geared for younger children, I do read it to/with my fourth grade students, especially now that they have been remote and may have "lost" some social skills being home for so long.
I recommend this book to anyone with younger children. I give this book five stars, I was given the opportunity to read this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this book. The illustrations were great and very vibrant, and the storyline teaches kids how breaking the rules is probably not the best idea.
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